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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.66% 0.90% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.72% 8.99% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
Visual Studio
South West

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
172 89 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.07% 9.99% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 64 96
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% +17.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (84.21%) .NET
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 11 (57.89%) CSS
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) C#
4 10 (52.63%) jQuery
5 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
5 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
6 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
6 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (36.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (36.84%) TeamCity
7 7 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (36.84%) JSON
7 7 (36.84%) Sitecore
7 7 (36.84%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (31.58%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (31.58%) SOAP
8 6 (31.58%) SQL
8 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
8 6 (31.58%) SDLC
8 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
9 5 (26.32%) Waterfall

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (31.58%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (26.32%) IIS
4 5 (26.32%) OpenROAD
5 1 (5.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Ingres
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (36.84%) TeamCity
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) NCrunch
3 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Sitecore Developer
3 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Architect
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SSIS Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
3 11 (57.89%) CSS
4 10 (52.63%) jQuery
5 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
6 7 (36.84%) JSON
7 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (31.58%) SOAP
8 5 (26.32%) WCF
8 5 (26.32%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) HTML5
10 2 (10.53%) CSS3
10 2 (10.53%) Sass
10 2 (10.53%) XML
11 1 (5.26%) Ajax
11 1 (5.26%) LINQ
11 1 (5.26%) Middleware
11 1 (5.26%) OAuth
11 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (31.58%) SDLC
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) CRUD
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) OWASP
6 1 (5.26%) Presales
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) OpenAM
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Sitecore