The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Somerset region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.23% 8.65% 6.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.37% 40.00% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +29.03%
Development Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
76 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.91% 21.63% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 8
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.70 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
Visual Studio
South West

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bath -4 8 £338 +18.42%
Taunton -13 2 £316 -30.94%
Yeovil - - - -
Street - - - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (89.66%) C#
2 21 (72.41%) .NET
3 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
4 15 (51.72%) MVC
4 15 (51.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (51.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (48.28%) .NET Framework
6 13 (44.83%) jQuery
7 12 (41.38%) HTML
8 11 (37.93%) SQL
8 11 (37.93%) CSS
8 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
8 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
8 11 (37.93%) HTML5
9 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
9 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
9 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (31.03%) Mobile App
10 9 (31.03%) Ext JS
11 7 (24.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
12 6 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (20.69%) XSLT
12 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (20.69%) BDD
12 6 (20.69%) Sass

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (51.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) MSTest
2 4 (13.79%) PhoneGap
3 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (10.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Designer
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior BizTalk Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Data Integration Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Designer
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Integration Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 14 (48.28%) .NET Framework
3 13 (44.83%) jQuery
4 12 (41.38%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) CSS
5 11 (37.93%) HTML5
6 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
7 9 (31.03%) Ext JS
8 7 (24.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (20.69%) Sass
9 6 (20.69%) LESS
9 6 (20.69%) XSLT
10 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (13.79%) Ajax
11 4 (13.79%) XML
12 3 (10.34%) WCF
12 3 (10.34%) LINQ
13 2 (6.90%) XML Schema
13 2 (6.90%) XSD
14 1 (3.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.79%) Data Integration
2 4 (13.79%) iPhone
2 4 (13.79%) Augmented Reality
2 4 (13.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Android
1 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) MVC
2 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) BDD
3 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Web Development
4 4 (13.79%) Workflow
4 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 3 (10.34%) Information Management
6 2 (6.90%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
7 1 (3.45%) User Stories
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) VB
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
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