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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 44 24
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.35% 4.00% 7.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.39% 12.70% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 20
Median daily rate £313 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £350 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
41 126 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.83% 31.50% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 94 59
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% +7.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Taunton +18 7 £325 -17.46% 1
Bath +12 2 £281 +2.27%
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 18 (85.71%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (61.90%) .NET
3 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 9 (42.86%) BDD
6 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (33.33%) CRM
7 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
8 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 6 (28.57%) Kanban
9 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
10 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 4 (19.05%) QA
11 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
12 2 (9.52%) Finance
12 2 (9.52%) Migration

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 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Consultant
6 3 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 3 (14.29%) Tester
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
8 1 (4.76%) MySQL Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) BDD
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (33.33%) CRM
5 6 (28.57%) Kanban
6 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
9 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Line Management
9 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) SAP