The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.85% 2.04% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.26% 9.62% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £398 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
94 104 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 19.96% 21.18% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 72 26
Median daily rate £413 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Cheltenham +2 1 - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) UML
2 7 (53.85%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) C
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Business Development
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (7.69%) VB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Grunt
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) GUI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) MooTools
3 1 (7.69%) RequireJS
3 1 (7.69%) Sass
3 1 (7.69%) WebSockets
3 1 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) BYOD
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) UML
2 3 (23.08%) Business Development
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) Product Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) C
4 3 (23.08%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) VMware