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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 66 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.56% 1.48% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.72% 10.08% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Average daily rate £355 £330 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £374 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.55%
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
106 129 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.95% 14.71% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 88 80
Average daily rate £380 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.04 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £40.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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 28 April 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 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 9 (56.25%) CSS
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (50.00%) jQuery
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (37.50%) JSON
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) Electronics
8 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (25.00%) TDD
8 4 (25.00%) Ruby
8 4 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (25.00%) OOD
8 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (25.00%) Perl
8 4 (25.00%) SAP
8 4 (25.00%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Electronics
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 9 (56.25%) CSS
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) JSON
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) CSS3
6 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
9 1 (6.25%) Ajax
9 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (6.25%) Itk
9 1 (6.25%) SOAP
9 1 (6.25%) WCF
9 1 (6.25%) XHTML
9 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (25.00%) High Availability
4 4 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) OOD
4 4 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 1 (6.25%) ETL
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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