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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.24% 1.09% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.34% 5.68% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Median daily rate £400 £315 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £315 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £390 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
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
97 88 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 19.76% 19.26% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 24
Median daily rate £410 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.83 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £27.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £49.29 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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 +4 2 £325 +3.17%
Gloucester -2 1 £600 +90.47% 1
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) UML
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) C
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Business Development
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) ISEB
6 2 (11.76%) JSON

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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
3 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Grunt
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) C++ Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) GUI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (5.88%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) MooTools
4 1 (5.88%) RequireJS
4 1 (5.88%) Sass
4 1 (5.88%) WebSockets
4 1 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) BYOD
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) UML
2 3 (17.65%) Business Development
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) C
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCAD
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSD
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Green Hills
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) VMware