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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.14% 3.13% 5.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.95% 15.22% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £329 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
61 46 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.05% 20.54% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 9
Average daily rate £325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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
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 22 August 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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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
Taunton -12 9 £350 - 1
Wells - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - - 1
Bath - - - - 2
Bridgwater - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (65.71%) C#
2 21 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (54.29%) SQL
4 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
7 14 (40.00%) .NET
8 13 (37.14%) BDD
9 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
9 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
10 11 (31.43%) Scrum
11 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
11 10 (28.57%) HTML
12 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
13 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
14 7 (20.00%) Release Management
14 7 (20.00%) Gherkin
14 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 7 (20.00%) CSS
14 7 (20.00%) XML
14 7 (20.00%) ISEB
14 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (17.14%) User Stories
15 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
15 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
16 5 (14.29%) Degree
16 5 (14.29%) MSTest
16 5 (14.29%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.86%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
3 5 (14.29%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Moq
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Graduate
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Test Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.57%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (28.57%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 7 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (14.29%) HTML5
5 4 (11.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.43%) WCF
5 4 (11.43%) WPF
6 3 (8.57%) WinForms
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
6 3 (8.57%) XSD
6 3 (8.57%) XSLT
7 2 (5.71%) MFC
7 2 (5.71%) jQuery
7 2 (5.71%) Sass
7 2 (5.71%) LESS
7 2 (5.71%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) GIS
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) RIA
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) BDD
2 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Scrum
4 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Release Management
6 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.43%) Project Management
8 4 (11.43%) MVC
8 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Database Tuning
9 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Test Management
9 3 (8.57%) SOA
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) C#
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB6
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (20.00%) ISEB
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) ESRI
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