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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Somerset
Rank 29 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.81% 4.78% 7.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.75% 27.45% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £394 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

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
61 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 25.85% 17.41% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 38
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £419 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.15 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% -9.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset 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 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Bath +3 7 £350 +27.27% 1
Taunton -3 2 £220 -37.14% 2
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 17 (80.95%) C#
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) .NET
2 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (52.38%) BDD
5 10 (47.62%) Scrum
6 9 (42.86%) SQL
7 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
8 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (28.57%) Kanban
9 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
10 4 (19.05%) MVC
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) ISEB
10 4 (19.05%) CSS
10 4 (19.05%) HTML
10 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
10 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
10 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
10 4 (19.05%) QA
10 4 (19.05%) HTML5
10 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Drupal
2 1 (4.76%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
3 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (14.29%) Ext JS
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.76%) Compass CSS Framework
6 1 (4.76%) LESS
6 1 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) BDD
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) MVC
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 3 (14.29%) DevOps
8 3 (14.29%) Release Management
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
10 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
10 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Line Management
10 1 (4.76%) Microservices
10 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Sybase
2 3 (14.29%) VMware