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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.47% 8.33% 6.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.41% 39.68% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 10
Average daily rate £375 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £478 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
58 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.93% 21.00% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 32
Average daily rate £325 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £46.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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
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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Yeovil - 6 - - 1
Taunton -1 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Bath -3 1 £275 -14.06%
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 21 (72.41%) Software Engineering
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
3 17 (58.62%) .NET
4 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
5 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
5 14 (48.28%) C++
5 14 (48.28%) SQL
6 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (41.38%) Scrum
7 12 (41.38%) C#
7 12 (41.38%) Selenium
8 11 (37.93%) Windows
8 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
8 11 (37.93%) IIS
9 10 (34.48%) Oracle
9 10 (34.48%) UML
10 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
10 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
10 9 (31.03%) ITIL
10 9 (31.03%) SpecFlow
10 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
11 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
12 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
12 7 (24.14%) Release Management
12 7 (24.14%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
13 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
13 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
13 6 (20.69%) Refactoring

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (37.93%) IIS
1 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) FrameMaker
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SSDT
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (41.38%) Selenium
3 9 (31.03%) SpecFlow
4 7 (24.14%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (13.79%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
1 12 (41.38%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
2 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
2 6 (20.69%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) MFC
4 3 (10.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Software Engineering
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Scrum
4 10 (34.48%) UML
5 9 (31.03%) ITIL
5 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
6 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Release Management
7 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (20.69%) Refactoring
8 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Line Management
9 4 (13.79%) Requirements Management
9 4 (13.79%) SOA
9 4 (13.79%) Static Code Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
10 3 (10.34%) Document Management
10 3 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C++
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) C
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
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