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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.47% 5.12% 8.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.90% 22.06% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £328 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £296 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £349 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
42 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 12.39% 23.21% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 49 24
Average daily rate £355 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £298 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £413 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 +6 3 £325 - 3
Clevedon - - - -
Street - - - -
Taunton - - - - 2
Wells - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (82.35%) C#
1 28 (82.35%) .NET
2 26 (76.47%) SQL Server
3 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
4 16 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (44.12%) SQL
6 13 (38.24%) Test Scripting
7 12 (35.29%) .NET Framework
8 10 (29.41%) MVC
9 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
9 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.59%) Scrum
10 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
11 6 (17.65%) HTML
12 5 (14.71%) Java
12 5 (14.71%) CSS
12 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
12 5 (14.71%) Scala
12 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (11.76%) HTML5
13 4 (11.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (11.76%) jQuery
14 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (8.82%) Selenium
14 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
14 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
14 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (76.47%) SQL Server
2 16 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) DTS
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (2.94%) Back Office
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) .NET Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Database Developer
4 6 (17.65%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.76%) AWS Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Umbraco Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (82.35%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
4 6 (17.65%) HTML
5 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (14.71%) CSS
6 4 (11.76%) HTML5
6 4 (11.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (11.76%) jQuery
7 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.88%) Sass
8 2 (5.88%) LESS
8 2 (5.88%) Ext JS
8 2 (5.88%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.94%) WinForms
9 1 (2.94%) Ajax
9 1 (2.94%) WCF
9 1 (2.94%) WPF
9 1 (2.94%) SOAP
9 1 (2.94%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Test Scripting
2 10 (29.41%) MVC
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 6 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Web Development
6 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) BDD
6 3 (8.82%) User Stories
7 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.88%) TDD
7 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) C#
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) Scala
5 3 (8.82%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) VB
5 3 (8.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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