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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.32% 1.91% 4.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.74% 11.76% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£323 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £402 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £324
% change year-on-year
+7.42% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.28%
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
62 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.73% 16.27% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 20
Average daily rate £333 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -22.66%
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
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 26 November 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
Bath +2 4 £315 +1.61% 2
Taunton - 3 £325 - 9
Wells - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Street - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 15 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) .NET
3 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Scrum
6 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (33.33%) Release Management
8 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (25.00%) BDD
8 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (20.83%) User Stories
9 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
9 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
9 5 (20.83%) Selenium
10 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (16.67%) MVC
10 4 (16.67%) ISEB
10 4 (16.67%) HTML
10 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 4 (16.67%) CSS
10 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Deployment Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Development Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
4 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (8.33%) WPF
6 2 (8.33%) WinForms
6 2 (8.33%) OpenGL
7 1 (4.17%) Sass
7 1 (4.17%) LESS
7 1 (4.17%) Ext JS
7 1 (4.17%) MFC
7 1 (4.17%) WCF
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Release Management
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
5 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Web Development
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) BC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Serena
Taunton
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £350 - £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 12 hours ago
Taunton
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £350 - £50 per day all inclusive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago