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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.86% 1.15% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.27% 13.04% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
Average daily rate
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£308 £315 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -8.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £286 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £372 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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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
142 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.49% 8.82% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 52 43
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £46.25 £38.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 19 (63.33%) C#
1 19 (63.33%) .NET
2 18 (60.00%) HTML
3 17 (56.67%) CSS
4 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (43.33%) SQL
7 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (36.67%) Java
8 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
9 10 (33.33%) MVC
10 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
10 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (30.00%) jQuery
11 8 (26.67%) Scrum
12 7 (23.33%) MS Access
12 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 6 (20.00%) Open Source
13 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (20.00%) XML
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle
13 6 (20.00%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) LiveCycle
2 2 (6.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Kentico
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Project
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) MS Access
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.33%) Hudson
3 4 (13.33%) Ant
3 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (13.33%) NetBeans
3 4 (13.33%) Maven
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 6 (20.00%) Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.33%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) VB Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) .NET
2 18 (60.00%) HTML
3 17 (56.67%) CSS
4 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
5 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (30.00%) jQuery
6 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (13.33%) JSON
8 4 (13.33%) Ajax
9 3 (10.00%) WCF
9 3 (10.00%) HTML5
10 2 (6.67%) Qt
10 2 (6.67%) RESTful
10 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
10 2 (6.67%) Dojo
10 2 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (6.67%) Web Services
10 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) MVC
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) V-Model
5 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.33%) SOA
6 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Web Development
8 2 (6.67%) Information Management
8 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.33%) Content Management
9 1 (3.33%) OOP
9 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (16.67%) VBA
6 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.00%) VB
8 2 (6.67%) C++
8 2 (6.67%) VB6
9 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) HL7
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Adobe
4 2 (6.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.33%) EPiServer