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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.25% 5.58% 6.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 35.14% 26.53% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
74 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.49% 21.03% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 16
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.76% -20.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Taunton +4 16 £450 +36.36% 1
Bath +6 6 £310 +12.72% 1
Cheddar - - - -
Street - - - -
Wells - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (75.76%) .NET
1 25 (75.76%) C#
1 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 14 (42.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
6 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
7 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (21.21%) MVC
8 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 6 (18.18%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
10 5 (15.15%) CSS
10 5 (15.15%) HTML
10 5 (15.15%) Java
10 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
10 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (15.15%) Scala
11 4 (12.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (12.12%) HTML5
12 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Web Development
12 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Selenium
12 3 (9.09%) jQuery
12 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Database Developer
4 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Release Manager
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 5 (15.15%) CSS
4 5 (15.15%) HTML
5 4 (12.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (12.12%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
7 2 (6.06%) Ext JS
7 2 (6.06%) Sass
7 2 (6.06%) LESS
7 2 (6.06%) OpenGL
8 1 (3.03%) WinForms
8 1 (3.03%) WCF
8 1 (3.03%) WPF
8 1 (3.03%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
4 6 (18.18%) Web Accessibility
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Web Development
5 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) BDD
5 3 (9.09%) User Stories
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Test Management
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) Scala
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) BC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Serena
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore