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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.51% 1.97% 1.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.97% 8.26% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £550 £345 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% +25.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +9.72%
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
78 109 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 16.81% 23.85% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 73 26
Median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Median hourly rate £46.10 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £41.40 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £43.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 May 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
Gloucester 0 3 £550 +59.42%
Cheltenham +9 1 - - 3
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) C++
3 6 (54.55%) UML
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) VBScript
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) MCAD
6 3 (27.27%) MCSD
6 3 (27.27%) Workflow
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Business Development
6 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 3 (27.27%) InfoPath
6 3 (27.27%) MCTS
6 3 (27.27%) MCITP
6 3 (27.27%) Security Auditing

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 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) InfoPath
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) C++ Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) jQuery
1 3 (27.27%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) UML
2 3 (27.27%) Business Development
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Security Auditing
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) MCAD
3 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 3 (27.27%) MCSD
3 3 (27.27%) MCTS
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Green Hills
2 1 (9.09%) VMware