The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.47% 0.17% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.51% 2.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Average daily rate
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£313 - £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
114 50 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.51% 8.39% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 40 44
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
Average hourly rate £33.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) XML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) OLE DB
5 1 (10.00%) WinForms
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Android Development
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) HL7
1 1 (10.00%) DICOM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP