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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.26% 1.54% 8.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.80% 13.04% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 15
Average daily rate
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£365 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £293 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -15.62%
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
125 46 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.72% 11.79% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 29 50
Average daily rate £438 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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
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 21 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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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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
Gloucester +7 4 £345 - 3
Cheltenham -11 2 £320 +16.36%
Cirencester - - - - 2
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) C#
3 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 12 (57.14%) HTML
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 11 (52.38%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
6 8 (38.10%) Web Services
7 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) C++
7 7 (33.33%) WCF
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (28.57%) DHTML
8 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
8 6 (28.57%) XML
8 6 (28.57%) XSD
8 6 (28.57%) XSLT
8 6 (28.57%) Windows
9 5 (23.81%) UML
9 5 (23.81%) CSS
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) LINQ
9 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
10 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (19.05%) C
10 4 (19.05%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (9.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (9.52%) Toad
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 9 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (28.57%) Senior Developer
6 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
6 4 (19.05%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (14.29%) C++ Developer
7 3 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (9.52%) Web Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) Senior Applications Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (33.33%) WCF
5 6 (28.57%) DHTML
5 6 (28.57%) XSLT
5 6 (28.57%) XML
5 6 (28.57%) XSD
6 5 (23.81%) CSS
6 5 (23.81%) LINQ
7 3 (14.29%) jQuery
8 2 (9.52%) XSL
9 1 (4.76%) SOAP
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) UML
2 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 7 (33.33%) C++
6 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
7 4 (19.05%) C
8 2 (9.52%) Delphi
8 2 (9.52%) Java
8 2 (9.52%) VB
9 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle