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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Dorset
Rank 19 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.42% 0.52% 3.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 7.14% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £381 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
27 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 21.77% 7.33% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 12
Median daily rate £375 £313 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £302 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £410 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 22 January 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 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) OOD
3 3 (50.00%) Windows CE
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Ajax
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Compact Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

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 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) Ajax
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Compact Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) OOD
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) C
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET