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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.30% 1.84% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.73% 10.74% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
Average daily rate £375 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
113 149 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.37% 17.13% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 128 66
Average daily rate £350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £46.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.65 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 11 February 2016, 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 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 14 (66.67%) MVC
4 13 (61.90%) HTML
4 13 (61.90%) CSS
4 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
5 11 (52.38%) jQuery
5 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (42.86%) JSON
6 9 (42.86%) Finance
7 8 (38.10%) Scrum
7 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
7 8 (38.10%) Web Services
8 7 (33.33%) OO
8 7 (33.33%) Python
8 7 (33.33%) Perl
8 7 (33.33%) OOD
8 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (33.33%) TDD
8 7 (33.33%) Ruby
8 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (33.33%) BDD
8 7 (33.33%) High Availability
9 6 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (28.57%) Marketing
9 6 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 6 (28.57%) Marketing
2 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 14 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (33.33%) Software Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Agile .NET Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Agile C# Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Developer
6 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Senior Agile Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 6 (28.57%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) CSS
2 13 (61.90%) HTML
3 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
3 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (52.38%) jQuery
4 9 (42.86%) JSON
5 8 (38.10%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
7 4 (19.05%) CSS3
7 4 (19.05%) HTML5
8 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (14.29%) Backbone.js
8 3 (14.29%) Ember.js
8 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (14.29%) React
8 3 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) MVC
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 7 (33.33%) High Availability
4 7 (33.33%) OO
4 7 (33.33%) OOD
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (28.57%) Programme Management
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL
9 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) Perl
3 7 (33.33%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) Ruby
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) SAP
3 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
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