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 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.53% 1.42% 3.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.87% 7.69% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£358 £305 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% -21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £301 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £309 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
46 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.07% 18.48% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 14
Average daily rate £330 £300 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -22.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 17 October 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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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 -3 1 £400 +31.14% 5
Bridgwater - - - -
Taunton - - - - 4
Wells - - - - 2
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 17 (60.71%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) SQL
5 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
6 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 11 (39.29%) .NET
7 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
8 10 (35.71%) Scrum
9 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
10 8 (28.57%) Release Management
11 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 7 (25.00%) BDD
11 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
11 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
12 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
12 6 (21.43%) HTML
12 6 (21.43%) ISEB
13 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
13 5 (17.86%) CSS
13 5 (17.86%) XML
13 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
13 5 (17.86%) User Stories
14 4 (14.29%) WPF
14 4 (14.29%) Degree
14 4 (14.29%) C++
14 4 (14.29%) Project Management
14 4 (14.29%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Summit
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) MSTest
4 1 (3.57%) Moq
General
1 2 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Graduate
2 4 (14.29%) C++ Developer
2 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
3 3 (10.71%) C++/C# Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Server Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Software Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) CSS
4 5 (17.86%) XML
5 4 (14.29%) WPF
6 3 (10.71%) WinForms
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.14%) WCF
7 2 (7.14%) OpenGL
7 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (7.14%) MFC
8 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.57%) Web Services
8 1 (3.57%) XSD
8 1 (3.57%) XSLT
8 1 (3.57%) XML Schema
8 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
8 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) GIS
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) RIA
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Scrum
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Release Management
4 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) User Stories
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Management
7 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) Database Tuning
8 1 (3.57%) Service Management
8 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) VB6
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) ESRI
2 1 (3.57%) Serena
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago