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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Somerset
Rank 29 36 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.83% 3.10% 8.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.07% 12.66% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 23
Median daily rate £220 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
58 79 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.48% 24.46% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 67
Median daily rate £357 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% -15.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +4 4 £363 +31.81% 3
Taunton +5 3 £220 -37.14% 2
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 11 (61.11%) .NET
4 11 (61.11%) BDD
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) Kanban
7 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 4 (22.22%) CSS
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
8 4 (22.22%) ISEB
8 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
8 4 (22.22%) QA
8 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
8 4 (22.22%) HTML5
8 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
1 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
3 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Billing
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework
2 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 3 (16.67%) Ext JS
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) Compass CSS Framework
5 1 (5.56%) LESS
5 1 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) MVC
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Analytics
8 1 (5.56%) Big Data Analytics
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
8 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Line Management
8 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
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