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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.38% 7.88% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.33% 57.14% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate - £305 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +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
30 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.36% 13.79% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 6
Average daily rate £363 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £480 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (100.00%) Military
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JavaFX
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) CppUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) TickIT
2 1 (50.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (50.00%) Def Stans
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) CppUnit
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JavaFX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Def Stans
1 1 (50.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) TickIT