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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Dorset
Rank 19 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.97% 0.48% 6.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.34% 5.26% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £381 - £305
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +24.03%

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
29 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 28.71% 9.18% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 18
Median daily rate £396 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £288 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £434 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £44.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +36.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
3 3 (60.00%) OOD
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (20.00%) C

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Ajax
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OOD
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET