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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.40% 5.58% 1.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.04% 43.75% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £343 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
23 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.70% 12.75% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 20
Median daily rate £345 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £347 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Windows CE
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Compact Framework
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Compact Framework
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP