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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.47% 0.90% 4.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 44.00% 8.00% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£278 £319 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £294 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £344 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
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
25 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.44% 11.31% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 14
Average daily rate £315 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £438 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 5 £250 - 1
Bournemouth +6 2 £305 -4.31% 3
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 23 (88.46%) C#
2 19 (73.08%) .NET
3 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
5 11 (42.31%) jQuery
6 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
7 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (34.62%) HTML
7 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
7 9 (34.62%) CSS
7 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
7 9 (34.62%) Windows CE
7 9 (34.62%) HTML5
7 9 (34.62%) CSS3
8 8 (30.77%) C++
8 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (26.92%) Subversion
9 7 (26.92%) OO
9 7 (26.92%) C
9 7 (26.92%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
9 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (23.08%) OOD
10 6 (23.08%) Smartcard
10 6 (23.08%) UML
10 6 (23.08%) Java
10 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Systems Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) jQuery
3 9 (34.62%) HTML5
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) CSS
3 9 (34.62%) CSS3
3 9 (34.62%) HTML
4 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 5 (19.23%) REST
5 5 (19.23%) SOAP
5 5 (19.23%) Web Services
6 4 (15.38%) Ajax
7 2 (7.69%) WCF
7 2 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Smartcard
2 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows CE
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) OO
4 6 (23.08%) OOD
4 6 (23.08%) UML
5 4 (15.38%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) Web Design
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) System Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) C++
4 7 (26.92%) C
5 6 (23.08%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) LINC
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCP
2 2 (7.69%) MCSD
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft