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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.63% 5.06% 2.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.05% 37.14% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Average daily rate
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£321 £425 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £420 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £435 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
74 35 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.48% 13.62% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 24
Average daily rate £450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £290 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Cheltenham - 2 £321 - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Berkeley - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) DHTML
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
4 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft