The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Somerset region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.32% 4.12% 6.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.82% 22.86% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £248 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
68 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.68% 18.04% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 10
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Somerset region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Somerset region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Taunton -6 16 £313 -10.71%
Bath -2 2 £513 +156.25% 1
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 29 (72.50%) C#
2 26 (65.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (52.50%) SQL
4 20 (50.00%) .NET
5 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
7 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (32.50%) BDD
8 13 (32.50%) HTML
9 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
10 11 (27.50%) Scrum
11 10 (25.00%) MVC
11 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (22.50%) CSS
12 9 (22.50%) SpecFlow
13 8 (20.00%) HTML5
13 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (17.50%) Release Management
14 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
14 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
14 7 (17.50%) Degree
14 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
14 7 (17.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (17.50%) ISEB
14 7 (17.50%) XML
14 7 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (65.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (22.50%) SpecFlow
3 5 (12.50%) MSTest
4 3 (7.50%) Selenium
5 2 (5.00%) PhoneGap
6 1 (2.50%) JIRA
6 1 (2.50%) Moq
General
1 2 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Graduate
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Server Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (32.50%) HTML
3 9 (22.50%) CSS
4 8 (20.00%) HTML5
5 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
5 7 (17.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (17.50%) XML
6 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (12.50%) Ext JS
7 5 (12.50%) jQuery
8 4 (10.00%) Sass
8 4 (10.00%) LESS
8 4 (10.00%) WCF
8 4 (10.00%) WPF
9 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.50%) WinForms
9 3 (7.50%) XSD
9 3 (7.50%) XSLT
9 3 (7.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) GIS
3 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
4 2 (5.00%) iPhone
4 2 (5.00%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (5.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) RIA
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) BDD
2 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Scrum
4 10 (25.00%) MVC
4 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Release Management
6 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.00%) User Stories
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.00%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Test Management
9 3 (7.50%) Web Development
9 3 (7.50%) Database Tuning
9 3 (7.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (72.50%) C#
2 21 (52.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) VB
5 3 (7.50%) C++
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) VB6
7 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (17.50%) Degree
3 7 (17.50%) ISEB
3 7 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) ESRI
Somerset
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