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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 78 46 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.44% 1.88% 2.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.60% 17.23% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 - £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
470 267 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.73% 10.89% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 171 176
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 23
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.62 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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
Somerset +12 26 £375 +13.63% 2
Bristol +2 16 £308 -2.38% 4
Dorset - 10 £305 - 24
Gloucestershire - 10 £306 - 4
Wiltshire -11 5 £375 -9.09% 4
Devon -10 4 £325 +22.64%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 94 (74.02%) .NET
2 90 (70.87%) C#
3 70 (55.12%) SQL Server
4 64 (50.39%) Microsoft
5 48 (37.80%) ASP.NET
5 48 (37.80%) SQL
6 46 (36.22%) HTML
7 44 (34.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (33.07%) JavaScript
9 38 (29.92%) CSS
10 33 (25.98%) MVC
11 32 (25.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (23.62%) .NET Framework
13 28 (22.05%) jQuery
13 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
13 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (19.69%) Java
14 25 (19.69%) XML
15 21 (16.54%) VB.NET
15 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (14.96%) WCF
17 18 (14.17%) HTML5
17 18 (14.17%) Web Services
17 18 (14.17%) Scrum
18 17 (13.39%) C++
18 17 (13.39%) Test Scripting
19 16 (12.60%) SC Cleared
19 16 (12.60%) Windows
20 15 (11.81%) SharePoint
21 14 (11.02%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (5.51%) CMS
3 7 (5.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.94%) IIS
5 4 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.36%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.36%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.57%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.79%) Kentico
8 1 (0.79%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Project
3 3 (2.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.79%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) DMZ
1 1 (0.79%) Internet
1 1 (0.79%) Extranet
1 1 (0.79%) LAN
1 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (55.12%) SQL Server
2 32 (25.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (7.87%) MS Access
5 9 (7.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
6 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.57%) MySQL
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (34.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.51%) Hudson
3 7 (5.51%) Subversion
4 6 (4.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (3.15%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.15%) Ant
5 4 (3.15%) NetBeans
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (3.15%) Maven
6 3 (2.36%) Selenium
6 3 (2.36%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.57%) Toad
7 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (7.09%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Back Office
2 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.15%) Marketing
3 2 (1.57%) Electronics
3 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (74.80%) Developer
2 31 (24.41%) .NET Developer
3 22 (17.32%) C# Developer
4 15 (11.81%) Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (8.66%) Database Developer
7 9 (7.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Software Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Programmer
8 8 (6.30%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Analyst Programmer
9 6 (4.72%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (4.72%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (74.02%) .NET
2 48 (37.80%) ASP.NET
3 46 (36.22%) HTML
4 38 (29.92%) CSS
5 30 (23.62%) .NET Framework
6 28 (22.05%) jQuery
7 25 (19.69%) XML
8 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (14.96%) WCF
10 18 (14.17%) HTML5
10 18 (14.17%) Web Services
11 14 (11.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 13 (10.24%) XSLT
13 10 (7.87%) JSON
14 9 (7.09%) Ajax
15 8 (6.30%) LINQ
15 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 7 (5.51%) Qt
17 6 (4.72%) CSS3
18 5 (3.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Open Source
2 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.36%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.57%) DTV
4 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.15%) Linux
4 3 (2.36%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.79%) Windows XP Embedded
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.98%) MVC
2 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.17%) Scrum
4 17 (13.39%) Test Scripting
5 11 (8.66%) TDD
6 10 (7.87%) Software Engineering
6 10 (7.87%) Web Accessibility
7 9 (7.09%) Web Development
8 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
8 8 (6.30%) Unit Testing
9 7 (5.51%) Multithreading
9 7 (5.51%) CRM
10 6 (4.72%) Release Management
10 6 (4.72%) V-Model
11 5 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.15%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.15%) OO
12 4 (3.15%) OOD
12 4 (3.15%) SOA
12 4 (3.15%) UML
Programming Languages
1 90 (70.87%) C#
2 48 (37.80%) SQL
3 42 (33.07%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.69%) Java
5 21 (16.54%) VB.NET
6 17 (13.39%) C++
7 11 (8.66%) T-SQL
8 10 (7.87%) VB
9 8 (6.30%) Scala
10 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.94%) VBA
10 5 (3.94%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.15%) C
11 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.36%) VB6
13 2 (1.57%) Delphi
14 1 (0.79%) LINC
14 1 (0.79%) XAML
14 1 (0.79%) Python
14 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) ISEB
3 2 (1.57%) MCP
3 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) MCSD
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
1 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.36%) WCAG
1 3 (2.36%) HL7
1 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.24%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.36%) Adobe
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.79%) Serena
6 1 (0.79%) Cerner
6 1 (0.79%) HP
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth
Church International
Rate: £34k - £38k per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago