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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.98% 2.97% 6.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.33% 24.39% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 19
Median daily rate £425 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
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
36 41 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.94% 12.17% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 47
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.76 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.86% +16.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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
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 25 July 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
Bath +3 7 £408 +16.42% 2
Yeovil - 2 - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) C++
3 11 (42.31%) CRM
3 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
3 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
3 11 (42.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) STL
5 9 (34.62%) MFC
6 8 (30.77%) .NET
6 8 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (30.77%) SDLC
7 6 (23.08%) UML
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.54%) Finance
9 3 (11.54%) Windows
9 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.54%) SQL
9 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
10 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
10 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
10 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
10 2 (7.69%) IIS
10 2 (7.69%) SAP

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 13 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) FrameMaker
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) CRM Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Consultant
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) MFC
1 9 (34.62%) STL
2 8 (30.77%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) WCF
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) CRM
1 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
2 8 (30.77%) SDLC
3 6 (23.08%) UML
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) Use Case
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) SAP