The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 26 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.52% 6.73% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.25% 42.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £305 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.25 -
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 Dorset region.

Development Applications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 8.25% 15.70% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 6
Average daily rate £331 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -36.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £320 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -
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 Dorset

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Dorset region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 13 (86.67%) C#
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) OOD
4 7 (46.67%) Windows CE
4 7 (46.67%) .NET Compact Framework
5 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 5 (33.33%) OO
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) UML
7 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (20.00%) HTML
8 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) C

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (6.67%) CppUnit
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) NetBeans
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
5 2 (13.33%) Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Web Analyst Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (46.67%) .NET Compact Framework
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.67%) JavaFX
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (6.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows CE
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (53.33%) OOD
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) UML
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
8 1 (6.67%) MVVM
8 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
8 1 (6.67%) System Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft