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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 50 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.81% 0.65% 5.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.84% 5.08% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £310 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £366 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
109 59 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 21.89% 12.85% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 25 12
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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
Tewkesbury - 3 £375 - 3
Cheltenham -3 2 £350 +14.75% 2
Gloucester - 1 £450 - 1
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) C#
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 15 (62.50%) WCF
5 14 (58.33%) Windows
6 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
7 12 (50.00%) WPF
7 12 (50.00%) C++
7 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
8 11 (45.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (45.83%) MVVM
9 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
9 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
10 8 (33.33%) SQL
10 8 (33.33%) .NET
10 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 7 (29.17%) Degree
11 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
12 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (25.00%) HTML
13 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
13 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
13 5 (20.83%) Finance
14 4 (16.67%) ESRI
14 4 (16.67%) VB
15 3 (12.50%) MFC
15 3 (12.50%) CSS
15 3 (12.50%) MS Access
15 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MS Access
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (12.50%) FinalBuilder
4 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Applications Developer
5 3 (12.50%) GUI Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) WPF Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) WCF
2 12 (50.00%) WPF
3 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 3 (12.50%) MFC
6 3 (12.50%) Web Services
7 2 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) XSD
7 2 (8.33%) XSLT
7 2 (8.33%) DHTML
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) LINQ
8 1 (4.17%) jQuery
8 1 (4.17%) Middleware
8 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (45.83%) MVVM
3 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) MVC
3 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) UML
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) C++
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
6 4 (16.67%) VB
7 3 (12.50%) VC++
7 3 (12.50%) VB6
8 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (8.33%) C
9 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) ESRI
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
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