The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.96% 3.98% 8.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.50% 22.37% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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 Somerset region.

Development Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
56 76 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 15.69% 17.80% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 56 22
Average daily rate £331 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £34.70 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -13.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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
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 1 May 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
Bath -5 2 - - 1
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (87.88%) .NET
2 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 25 (75.76%) C#
4 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 16 (48.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (39.39%) SQL
7 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
8 11 (33.33%) MVC
9 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
12 6 (18.18%) HTML
12 6 (18.18%) Web Accessibility
13 5 (15.15%) Scala
13 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (15.15%) Java
13 5 (15.15%) CSS
14 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
14 4 (12.12%) jQuery
14 4 (12.12%) HTML5
14 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
14 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (9.09%) Web Development
15 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
15 3 (9.09%) VB
15 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
15 3 (9.09%) Scrum
16 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Database Developer
4 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.12%) AWS Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Umbraco Developer
7 1 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.18%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
6 4 (12.12%) jQuery
6 4 (12.12%) HTML5
6 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.06%) WCF
7 2 (6.06%) Ext JS
7 2 (6.06%) Sass
7 2 (6.06%) LESS
8 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.03%) Ajax
8 1 (3.03%) WinForms
8 1 (3.03%) SOAP
8 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 11 (33.33%) MVC
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (9.09%) Web Development
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.03%) BDD
7 1 (3.03%) User Stories
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) Scala
4 5 (15.15%) Java
5 3 (9.09%) VB
5 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle