The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Dorset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.44% 4.86% 1.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.26% 34.62% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £350 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 8.30% 14.05% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 17
Average daily rate £325 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £415 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
South West

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -10 1 £350 +4.47% 2
Poole - - - - 4
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Intel
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Intel