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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 25 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.68% 5.99% 3.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.35% 25.00% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 8
Median daily rate £281 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £348 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £34.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
31 76 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.84% 23.97% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
Median hourly rate - £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 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
Bath - 3 £300 -
Taunton +5 2 £223 -40.66% 3
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 15 (68.18%) C#
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) CRM
2 11 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (45.45%) .NET
4 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) SDLC
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) MFC
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.64%) STL
7 3 (13.64%) UML
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
8 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (9.09%) Electronics

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 11 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) CRM Developer
2 10 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) CRM Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
8 1 (4.55%) MySQL Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.64%) MFC
2 3 (13.64%) STL
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) CRM
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) SDLC
3 3 (13.64%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP