The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.06% 1.96% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 6.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £306 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Visual Studio
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Development Applications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
20 47 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.28% 30.72% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 1
Average daily rate £400 £478 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +83.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheltenham region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (25.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Cocoa
4 1 (25.00%) Xcode
4 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) MCAD
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSD
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Xamarin