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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 70 102 65
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 68 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.20% 1.55% 2.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.60% 10.73% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £135 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £39.00 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £39.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
436 438 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.11% 14.48% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 291 118
Average daily rate £386 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.79 £33.70 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 28 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2015. 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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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 +17 21 £400 - 13
Bristol +9 12 £330 +1.53% 10
Somerset 0 10 £225 -30.76% 5
Dorset +2 9 £250 -2.43% 6
Gloucestershire -1 9 £370 +34.54% 5
Devon - 2 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 103 (70.55%) C#
2 101 (69.18%) .NET
3 97 (66.44%) Microsoft
4 86 (58.90%) SQL Server
5 52 (35.62%) HTML
6 51 (34.93%) ASP.NET
7 50 (34.25%) SQL
8 49 (33.56%) CSS
9 43 (29.45%) JavaScript
10 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (23.29%) MVC
11 34 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (22.60%) jQuery
13 29 (19.86%) Java
14 28 (19.18%) Windows
15 27 (18.49%) .NET Framework
16 26 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (15.75%) MS Excel
18 22 (15.07%) SharePoint
18 22 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (14.38%) HTML5
19 21 (14.38%) WCF
20 20 (13.70%) Software Engineering
20 20 (13.70%) Scrum
21 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 19 (13.01%) Web Services
21 19 (13.01%) VB.NET
22 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
22 18 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
23 16 (10.96%) SharePoint 2013

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 22 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (8.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (6.16%) IIS
5 7 (4.79%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (4.11%) CMS
7 4 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.37%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.11%) MS Project
3 2 (1.37%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.37%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (58.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (9.59%) MS Access
5 12 (8.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.37%) MySQL
9 2 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.48%) Subversion
3 4 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.37%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.37%) Toad
6 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Back Office
3 3 (2.05%) Electronics
3 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.05%) Marketing
4 2 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (77.40%) Developer
2 40 (27.40%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.01%) C# Developer
4 18 (12.33%) Software Engineer
5 16 (10.96%) Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (8.90%) SharePoint Developer
8 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (7.53%) Database Developer
8 11 (7.53%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (6.16%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (5.48%) Applications Developer
12 7 (4.79%) Web Developer
12 7 (4.79%) Programmer
12 7 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.79%) .NET Software Engineer
13 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
13 6 (4.11%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (69.18%) .NET
2 52 (35.62%) HTML
3 51 (34.93%) ASP.NET
4 49 (33.56%) CSS
5 33 (22.60%) jQuery
6 27 (18.49%) .NET Framework
7 21 (14.38%) HTML5
7 21 (14.38%) WCF
8 19 (13.01%) Web Services
9 18 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (8.90%) XML
11 12 (8.22%) CSS3
12 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 10 (6.85%) Ajax
13 9 (6.16%) SOAP
14 7 (4.79%) XSLT
14 7 (4.79%) REST
14 7 (4.79%) LINQ
15 6 (4.11%) WPF
16 4 (2.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.11%) Smartcard
2 5 (3.42%) User Experience
3 4 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.05%) DTV
5 2 (1.37%) Social Network
5 2 (1.37%) W3C
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.18%) Windows
2 9 (6.16%) Windows 8
3 8 (5.48%) Windows CE
4 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.68%) Windows XP Embedded
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.29%) MVC
3 22 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (13.70%) Software Engineering
4 20 (13.70%) Scrum
5 16 (10.96%) Test Scripting
6 15 (10.27%) Waterfall
7 14 (9.59%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (8.22%) TDD
9 11 (7.53%) UML
9 11 (7.53%) ERP
9 11 (7.53%) Web Accessibility
10 10 (6.85%) Open Source
10 10 (6.85%) OO
11 9 (6.16%) OOD
11 9 (6.16%) V-Model
12 7 (4.79%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.79%) CRM
12 7 (4.79%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (4.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (70.55%) C#
2 50 (34.25%) SQL
3 43 (29.45%) JavaScript
4 29 (19.86%) Java
5 19 (13.01%) VB.NET
6 16 (10.96%) C++
7 12 (8.22%) X++
8 11 (7.53%) C
9 10 (6.85%) VBA
10 8 (5.48%) Scala
11 7 (4.79%) VB
12 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
13 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.37%) VC++
14 2 (1.37%) Delphi
14 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.37%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.37%) VB6
15 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) MCP
4 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.37%) ISEB
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.37%) MCSD
6 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) WCAG
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 97 (66.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.53%) Oracle
3 4 (2.74%) Sitecore
3 4 (2.74%) SAP
4 2 (1.37%) Adobe
4 2 (1.37%) Apple
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