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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 40 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.10% 1.48% 2.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.96% 7.89% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £305 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -39.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.13% -2.14%
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
54 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.17% 18.72% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 13
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 £302 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £338 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -24.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 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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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 - 2 £338 - 4
Bath -6 1 £400 +31.14% 4
Bridgwater - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Wells - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 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 19 (63.33%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) SQL
5 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 12 (40.00%) Scrum
6 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (36.67%) .NET
7 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (36.67%) Automated Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (30.00%) BDD
8 9 (30.00%) SpecFlow
8 9 (30.00%) Gherkin
9 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
9 8 (26.67%) Release Management
9 8 (26.67%) ISEB
10 7 (23.33%) User Stories
11 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (20.00%) HTML
12 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 5 (16.67%) CSS
12 5 (16.67%) XML
12 5 (16.67%) Selenium
13 4 (13.33%) Degree
13 4 (13.33%) WPF
13 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Summit
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (30.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) MSTest
4 1 (3.33%) Moq
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) C++ Developer
3 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Server Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Software Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) CSS
4 5 (16.67%) XML
5 4 (13.33%) WPF
6 3 (10.00%) WinForms
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.67%) WCF
7 2 (6.67%) OpenGL
7 2 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (6.67%) MFC
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) XSD
8 1 (3.33%) XSLT
8 1 (3.33%) XML Schema
8 1 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
8 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) RIA
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Scrum
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Automated Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (30.00%) BDD
4 8 (26.67%) Release Management
5 7 (23.33%) User Stories
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.67%) TDD
10 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) VB6
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) ESRI
2 1 (3.33%) Serena
Taunton
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