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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.00% 3.70% 3.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.33% 18.18% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £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
60 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.14% 20.37% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 11
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £285 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £356 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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
Taunton -8 8 £350 -
Bath 0 1 £400 +31.14% 3
Bridgwater - - - -
Wells - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (62.86%) C#
1 22 (62.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
4 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) .NET
5 13 (37.14%) BDD
6 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
6 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
7 11 (31.43%) Scrum
8 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
10 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Release Management
10 8 (22.86%) HTML
11 7 (20.00%) XML
11 7 (20.00%) ISEB
11 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 7 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (17.14%) User Stories
12 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
12 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
12 6 (17.14%) Windows
13 5 (14.29%) CSS
13 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 5 (14.29%) MSTest
14 4 (11.43%) Test Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Summit
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
3 5 (14.29%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Moq
General
1 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Test Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Graduate
4 3 (8.57%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) C++ Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Deployment Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) XML
3 7 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 5 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (11.43%) WCF
5 4 (11.43%) WPF
6 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
6 3 (8.57%) XSD
6 3 (8.57%) XSLT
6 3 (8.57%) WinForms
6 3 (8.57%) HTML5
7 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.71%) MFC
8 1 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.86%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) RIA
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) BDD
3 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Release Management
7 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Test Management
8 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Project Management
9 3 (8.57%) SOA
9 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Database Tuning
10 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.71%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C#
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB
6 1 (2.86%) VB6
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) ISEB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Serena
2 1 (2.86%) ESRI
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