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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.95% 6.03% 3.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.33% 32.35% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £105 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
39 68 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.85% 18.63% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 20
Average daily rate £350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 July 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 July 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 +2 5 £344 +9.92% 3
Yeovil - 3 - -
Bath -3 1 £350 -31.70% 2
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (70.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) .NET
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (35.00%) MVC
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (15.00%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.00%) WCF
9 3 (15.00%) Test Management
9 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) C++
9 3 (15.00%) MFC
9 3 (15.00%) UML
9 3 (15.00%) ISEB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) MFC
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (15.00%) WCF
4 2 (10.00%) WinForms
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) STL
5 1 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) WF
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) C++
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle