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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 21 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.54% 4.31% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% 20.83% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate
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£245 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Development Applications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
32 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.16% 20.69% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 9
Average daily rate £275 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 3 - - 5
Bournemouth +9 2 £250 -4.66% 2
Weymouth - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (90.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (50.00%) Intranet
5 4 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) HTML5
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (30.00%) System Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Taxonomies
6 3 (30.00%) InfoPath
6 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (30.00%) CRM
6 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
8 1 (10.00%) Relational Database

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) InfoPath
1 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Designer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) JSON
7 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (10.00%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (30.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) System Testing
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Workflow
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Telerik
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago