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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 40 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.54% 4.69% 5.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.93% 27.94% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £105 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
43 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 12.15% 16.79% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 15
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £404 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.92 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -12.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 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 3 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 +6 1 £325 +8.33%
Bath -2 1 £350 -18.84% 3
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 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 11 (78.57%) C#
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 3 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (21.43%) WCF
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 2 (14.29%) SOAP
8 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 2 (14.29%) HTML
8 2 (14.29%) WinForms
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
8 2 (14.29%) jQuery
9 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) WinForms
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (7.14%) Sass
6 1 (7.14%) LESS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) MVC
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
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