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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 66 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 90 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.73% 1.74% 1.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.89% 16.08% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 25
Average daily rate
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£365 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
533 255 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.17% 10.83% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 163 159
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 41
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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
Somerset +13 29 £375 +20.96% 8
Bristol +5 22 £319 -0.39% 7
Wiltshire -5 15 £400 - 4
Gloucestershire -11 10 £288 -34.65% 2
Dorset -2 4 - - 3
Devon -12 2 £338 +27.35% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 110 (76.39%) .NET
2 91 (63.19%) C#
3 84 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 67 (46.53%) Microsoft
5 60 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 54 (37.50%) SQL
6 54 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 48 (33.33%) HTML
8 40 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 40 (27.78%) CSS
9 39 (27.08%) Security Cleared
10 34 (23.61%) .NET Framework
11 32 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (22.22%) MVC
12 29 (20.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (18.06%) SC Cleared
13 26 (18.06%) XML
14 23 (15.97%) Scrum
14 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (15.28%) jQuery
15 22 (15.28%) Java
16 20 (13.89%) VB.NET
16 20 (13.89%) WCF
17 19 (13.19%) HTML5
18 18 (12.50%) Release Management
18 18 (12.50%) Automated Testing
19 17 (11.81%) Test Scripting
19 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
20 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
21 15 (10.42%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.64%) CMS
3 7 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (4.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (4.86%) IIS
4 6 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.08%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.39%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.69%) Kentico
8 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.78%) MS Project
3 3 (2.08%) InfoPath
3 3 (2.08%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.69%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) LAN
1 2 (1.39%) WAN
2 1 (0.69%) DMZ
2 1 (0.69%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 29 (20.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (9.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.56%) MS Access
4 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.47%) MySQL
6 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 60 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.25%) Selenium
3 8 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.86%) SpecFlow
4 7 (4.86%) Hudson
5 4 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.78%) Ant
5 4 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (2.78%) NetBeans
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (2.78%) Maven
5 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.39%) Subversion
6 2 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Back Office
3 6 (4.17%) Marketing
4 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 102 (70.83%) Developer
2 37 (25.69%) .NET Developer
3 23 (15.97%) C# Developer
4 16 (11.11%) Analyst
5 14 (9.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (7.64%) Database Developer
7 9 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Programmer
8 8 (5.56%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Analyst Programmer
9 7 (4.86%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) C++ Developer
10 6 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Consultant
12 4 (2.78%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (76.39%) .NET
2 54 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 48 (33.33%) HTML
4 40 (27.78%) CSS
5 34 (23.61%) .NET Framework
6 26 (18.06%) XML
7 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (15.28%) jQuery
9 20 (13.89%) WCF
10 19 (13.19%) HTML5
11 15 (10.42%) Web Services
11 15 (10.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (8.33%) XSLT
13 10 (6.94%) JSON
14 8 (5.56%) Ajax
14 8 (5.56%) CSS3
14 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 7 (4.86%) Gherkin
15 7 (4.86%) Qt
15 7 (4.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Open Source
2 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.78%) User Experience
4 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.08%) DTV
5 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) Windows
2 4 (2.78%) Linux
3 3 (2.08%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (22.22%) MVC
2 23 (15.97%) Scrum
3 18 (12.50%) Release Management
3 18 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 17 (11.81%) Test Scripting
5 14 (9.72%) TDD
6 13 (9.03%) Unit Testing
7 9 (6.25%) Web Accessibility
7 9 (6.25%) Web Development
7 9 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.56%) SOA
8 8 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 7 (4.86%) User Stories
9 7 (4.86%) BDD
9 7 (4.86%) Software Testing
9 7 (4.86%) Multithreading
9 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (63.19%) C#
2 54 (37.50%) SQL
3 40 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.28%) Java
5 20 (13.89%) VB.NET
6 15 (10.42%) T-SQL
7 13 (9.03%) C++
8 10 (6.94%) VB
9 8 (5.56%) Scala
10 7 (4.86%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.47%) VBA
12 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.08%) VB6
14 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.69%) Python
14 1 (0.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 39 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) ISEB
4 4 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.08%) WCAG
2 3 (2.08%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) HL7
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) Oracle
3 8 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.08%) SAP
4 3 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (0.69%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.69%) Serena
5 1 (0.69%) HP
5 1 (0.69%) Cerner
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