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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.74% 4.39% 3.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.25% 32.14% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £203 £250 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -2.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
32 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.85% 13.66% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 11
Median daily rate £330 £308 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £501 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -3 1 £203 -19.00% 4
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) JavaFX
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) CppUnit
1 2 (66.67%) NetBeans
1 2 (66.67%) Military
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TickIT
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

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 2 (66.67%) CppUnit
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) NetBeans
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (33.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
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