The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 111 84
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 73 36 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.39% 1.12% 2.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.37% 8.31% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 44
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £315 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £417 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.00%
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
475 433 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.57% 13.49% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 302 249
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.83 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 the South West

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the South West region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the South West region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Wiltshire +20 26 £315 -18.70% 3
Somerset +14 11 £425 +25.00% 3
Gloucestershire +8 11 £400 +26.98% 2
Bristol +3 10 £375 +2.73% 4
Devon - 2 £350 -
Dorset - 1 £203 - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 75 (59.52%) .NET
2 73 (57.94%) Microsoft
3 67 (53.17%) C#
4 62 (49.21%) SQL Server
5 50 (39.68%) HTML
6 49 (38.89%) ASP.NET
7 43 (34.13%) SQL
8 42 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 41 (32.54%) SharePoint
10 37 (29.37%) JavaScript
11 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (26.19%) jQuery
12 33 (26.19%) C++
12 33 (26.19%) CSS
13 31 (24.60%) Windows
14 28 (22.22%) Web Services
14 28 (22.22%) JSON
15 27 (21.43%) AngularJS
16 26 (20.63%) SC Cleared
16 26 (20.63%) MVC
17 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET Web API
18 23 (18.25%) Finance
18 23 (18.25%) UML
19 22 (17.46%) IIS
20 21 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
21 19 (15.08%) Software Engineering
21 19 (15.08%) Scrum
21 19 (15.08%) XML
22 18 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
23 17 (13.49%) SOAP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 41 (32.54%) SharePoint
2 22 (17.46%) IIS
3 18 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.38%) Confluence
6 2 (1.59%) CMS
6 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.79%) Apache
7 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) MS Office
2 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.76%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.79%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (10.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (3.97%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.79%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) SSL
2 9 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) ATM
3 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (49.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.59%) SSDT
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (8.73%) Subversion
3 10 (7.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.76%) Selenium
5 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (3.97%) JIRA
6 5 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (3.97%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (3.97%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.17%) NetBeans
8 3 (2.38%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.59%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.59%) NUnit
10 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (18.25%) Finance
2 14 (11.11%) Electronics
3 13 (10.32%) Manufacturing
3 13 (10.32%) Marketing
3 13 (10.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Games
4 3 (2.38%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.59%) Advertising
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (69.84%) Developer
2 38 (30.16%) .NET Developer
3 24 (19.05%) ASP.NET Developer
4 21 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 18 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 16 (12.70%) Software Engineer
7 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 13 (10.32%) .NET Software Developer
8 13 (10.32%) Agile .NET Developer
8 13 (10.32%) Agile C# Developer
8 13 (10.32%) Agile Developer
8 13 (10.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (10.32%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (9.52%) CRM Developer
9 12 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 11 (8.73%) Consultant
10 11 (8.73%) SQL Developer
11 10 (7.94%) C++ Developer
11 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (59.52%) .NET
2 50 (39.68%) HTML
3 49 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 33 (26.19%) CSS
4 33 (26.19%) jQuery
5 28 (22.22%) JSON
5 28 (22.22%) Web Services
6 27 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (15.08%) XML
9 17 (13.49%) SOAP
9 17 (13.49%) WCF
10 14 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (11.11%) HTML5
10 14 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (10.32%) REST
12 12 (9.52%) MFC
13 11 (8.73%) RESTful
14 9 (7.14%) STL
15 5 (3.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.38%) Streaming Video
2 3 (2.38%) Video Editing
3 2 (1.59%) Tandem
3 2 (1.59%) W3C
4 1 (0.79%) BYOD
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) NHS
4 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.60%) Windows
2 5 (3.97%) Linux
3 3 (2.38%) Unix
3 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.59%) Android
4 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.63%) MVC
3 23 (18.25%) UML
4 19 (15.08%) Scrum
4 19 (15.08%) Software Engineering
5 15 (11.90%) OO
6 14 (11.11%) CRM
7 13 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (10.32%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (10.32%) OOD
7 13 (10.32%) Programme Management
7 13 (10.32%) Web Development
8 11 (8.73%) SDLC
8 11 (8.73%) TDD
9 8 (6.35%) Migration
10 6 (4.76%) ITIL
10 6 (4.76%) Workflow
11 5 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.97%) Multithreading
11 5 (3.97%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 67 (53.17%) C#
2 43 (34.13%) SQL
3 37 (29.37%) JavaScript
4 33 (26.19%) C++
5 16 (12.70%) Java
5 16 (12.70%) VB.NET
6 11 (8.73%) C
7 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.76%) VBScript
9 5 (3.97%) VB
10 3 (2.38%) Ada
11 2 (1.59%) Perl
11 2 (1.59%) PHP
11 2 (1.59%) Python
11 2 (1.59%) Ruby
11 2 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.90%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) MCAD
4 5 (3.97%) MCITP
4 5 (3.97%) MCSD
4 5 (3.97%) MCTS
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.17%) ISEB
5 4 (3.17%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (1.59%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.79%) HL7
1 1 (0.79%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.79%) MISRA
1 1 (0.79%) MISRA C
1 1 (0.79%) SLA
1 1 (0.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Ansible
1 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.59%) OpenAM
1 2 (1.59%) Puppet
1 2 (1.59%) SCCM
1 2 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (57.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.32%) Oracle
2 13 (10.32%) SAP
3 7 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (1.59%) Apple
5 2 (1.59%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.79%) Nintex
6 1 (0.79%) RedGate
6 1 (0.79%) Serena
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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