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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Bristol
Rank 51 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.98% 1.10% 2.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.40% 9.89% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 16
Median daily rate £350 £355 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
121 91 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.98% 11.12% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 65 129
Median daily rate £363 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Median hourly rate £45.25 £35.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.28% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £31.00 £42.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, 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 22 (75.86%) .NET
2 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
3 18 (62.07%) C#
4 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
5 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) TDD
6 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (37.93%) jQuery
7 11 (37.93%) HTML
7 11 (37.93%) CSS
8 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
8 10 (34.48%) MVC
8 10 (34.48%) JSON
8 10 (34.48%) WCF
9 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
9 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
9 9 (31.03%) SQL
10 8 (27.59%) SOAP
10 8 (27.59%) CRM
10 8 (27.59%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
11 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (17.24%) OpenROAD
12 5 (17.24%) Ingres
12 5 (17.24%) Windows
12 5 (17.24%) Web Services

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 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (17.24%) IIS
3 5 (17.24%) OpenROAD
3 5 (17.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (13.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (10.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Dropbox
3 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Ingres
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) MS Access
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.45%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) NCrunch
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.34%) Electronics
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 16 (55.17%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.69%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.79%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (13.79%) C++ Team Leader
5 4 (13.79%) Sitecore Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Developer
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) CRM Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (37.93%) CSS
3 11 (37.93%) HTML
3 11 (37.93%) jQuery
4 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
4 10 (34.48%) JSON
4 10 (34.48%) WCF
5 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
5 8 (27.59%) SOAP
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (10.34%) REST
8 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.90%) HTML5
9 2 (6.90%) XML
10 1 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
1 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) MVC
4 8 (27.59%) CRM
5 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.24%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (10.34%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) OOD
8 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.45%) Change Control
9 1 (3.45%) CRUD
9 1 (3.45%) Data Management
9 1 (3.45%) Front End Development
9 1 (3.45%) Presales
9 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) C++
4 4 (13.79%) VC++
5 1 (3.45%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) SAP