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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 94 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 42 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.65% 1.88% 2.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.58% 15.79% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £322 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +108.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
405 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.17% 11.90% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 169 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Wiltshire +2 18 £350 +7.69% 6
Somerset -7 14 £350 +9.37% 7
Bristol -10 5 £313 - 6
Dorset -2 3 £315 -7.35% 8
Gloucestershire -26 3 £321 -24.41% 1
Devon -23 2 - -
Cornwall - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 68 (68.69%) .NET
2 62 (62.63%) C#
3 45 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
4 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
5 35 (35.35%) SQL
6 33 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (32.32%) HTML
8 30 (30.30%) JavaScript
9 29 (29.29%) ASP.NET
10 28 (28.28%) Security Cleared
11 27 (27.27%) CSS
12 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
13 21 (21.21%) Scrum
14 18 (18.18%) Automated Testing
14 18 (18.18%) SharePoint
15 17 (17.17%) XML
15 17 (17.17%) HTML5
16 16 (16.16%) BDD
17 15 (15.15%) Release Management
17 15 (15.15%) Unit Testing
17 15 (15.15%) Software Testing
17 15 (15.15%) .NET Framework
18 14 (14.14%) MVC
19 13 (13.13%) SQL Server 2008
20 12 (12.12%) SpecFlow
21 11 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
22 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
22 10 (10.10%) jQuery
22 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 18 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (8.08%) IIS
4 6 (6.06%) CMS
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.01%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.01%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.06%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.01%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (1.01%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) Intranet
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) LAN
2 2 (2.02%) WAN
3 1 (1.01%) Extranet
3 1 (1.01%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.05%) MySQL
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.01%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 45 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.12%) SpecFlow
3 7 (7.07%) Selenium
4 5 (5.05%) MSTest
5 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.01%) JIRA
6 1 (1.01%) Moq
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Back Office
3 5 (5.05%) Marketing
4 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (53.54%) Developer
2 17 (17.17%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Consultant
5 8 (8.08%) Test Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (7.07%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate
8 4 (4.04%) Test Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Programmer
8 4 (4.04%) Deployment Specialist
9 3 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.03%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (68.69%) .NET
2 32 (32.32%) HTML
3 29 (29.29%) ASP.NET
4 27 (27.27%) CSS
5 17 (17.17%) XML
5 17 (17.17%) HTML5
6 15 (15.15%) .NET Framework
7 10 (10.10%) jQuery
7 10 (10.10%) WCF
8 9 (9.09%) Gherkin
9 8 (8.08%) Web Services
10 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (6.06%) XSLT
11 6 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (6.06%) CSS3
11 6 (6.06%) Silverlight
12 5 (5.05%) LAMP
12 5 (5.05%) ADO.NET
13 4 (4.04%) XSD
13 4 (4.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) User Experience
2 5 (5.05%) Open Source
3 4 (4.04%) GIS
3 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.04%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.02%) DTV
5 1 (1.01%) RIA
5 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.21%) Scrum
3 18 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 16 (16.16%) BDD
5 15 (15.15%) Release Management
5 15 (15.15%) Unit Testing
5 15 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.14%) MVC
7 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.09%) User Stories
9 8 (8.08%) CRM
10 7 (7.07%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.07%) SOA
10 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.07%) Project Management
11 6 (6.06%) TDD
11 6 (6.06%) Test Management
11 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (62.63%) C#
2 35 (35.35%) SQL
3 30 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.07%) VB
7 4 (4.04%) C++
8 3 (3.03%) PHP
8 3 (3.03%) Java
8 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.02%) COBOL
10 1 (1.01%) VB6
10 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (28.28%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) ISEB
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.05%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) HL7
2 2 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle
3 2 (2.02%) SAP
4 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.01%) Akamai
4 1 (1.01%) ESRI
4 1 (1.01%) Serena
4 1 (1.01%) Telerik
4 1 (1.01%) Alterian
4 1 (1.01%) Cerner
4 1 (1.01%) HP
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