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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 105 95
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 65 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 1.43% 1.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.82% 10.41% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 30
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £429 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £34.14 £38.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% +4.66%
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
507 461 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.53% 13.77% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 316 225
Median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £29.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.15 £43.43 £40.00
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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Bristol +9 16 £388 +4.72% 9
Wiltshire +15 14 £308 -23.12% 1
Somerset +14 11 £408 +17.43% 7
Devon - 8 £344 - 3
Gloucestershire -7 3 £350 -6.66% 1
Dorset -9 1 £300 -10.44% 6
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 89 (68.99%) .NET
2 81 (62.79%) Microsoft
3 78 (60.47%) C#
4 63 (48.84%) SQL Server
5 60 (46.51%) HTML
6 53 (41.09%) ASP.NET
7 51 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (38.76%) SQL
9 46 (35.66%) JavaScript
10 45 (34.88%) SharePoint
11 43 (33.33%) CSS
12 37 (28.68%) jQuery
13 36 (27.91%) Web Services
14 35 (27.13%) AngularJS
15 34 (26.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (26.36%) JSON
16 33 (25.58%) Security Cleared
17 31 (24.03%) Windows
18 30 (23.26%) MVC
19 29 (22.48%) IIS
19 29 (22.48%) WCF
20 28 (21.71%) Team Foundation Server
21 27 (20.93%) C++
22 26 (20.16%) BizTalk Server
23 25 (19.38%) SOAP
24 23 (17.83%) Finance
25 21 (16.28%) OO
26 20 (15.50%) CRM
26 20 (15.50%) TDD
26 20 (15.50%) Scrum

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 45 (34.88%) SharePoint
2 29 (22.48%) IIS
3 26 (20.16%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (8.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (4.65%) OpenROAD
6 3 (2.33%) Confluence
7 2 (1.55%) CMS
7 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.30%) MS Office
3 4 (3.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (10.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) SSL
2 9 (6.98%) HTTP
3 4 (3.10%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.08%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.65%) Ingres
5 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.55%) SSDT
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (21.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.75%) Subversion
3 9 (6.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (6.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (6.20%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.65%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.88%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.88%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.88%) Selenium
7 4 (3.10%) JIRA
7 4 (3.10%) NetBeans
7 4 (3.10%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.33%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.55%) NUnit
9 2 (1.55%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.78%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Electronics
2 14 (10.85%) Manufacturing
2 14 (10.85%) Marketing
2 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Advertising
4 3 (2.33%) Games
4 3 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.55%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 98 (75.97%) Developer
2 47 (36.43%) .NET Developer
3 26 (20.16%) Software Developer
4 23 (17.83%) ASP.NET Developer
5 19 (14.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (14.73%) C# Developer
6 17 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 15 (11.63%) .NET Software Developer
7 15 (11.63%) Agile Developer
7 15 (11.63%) C# Software Developer
8 14 (10.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (10.08%) Agile .NET Developer
9 13 (10.08%) Agile C# Developer
10 12 (9.30%) CRM Developer
10 12 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 12 (9.30%) SQL Developer
11 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Developer
11 11 (8.53%) Software Engineer
12 10 (7.75%) Consultant
13 9 (6.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (68.99%) .NET
2 60 (46.51%) HTML
3 53 (41.09%) ASP.NET
4 43 (33.33%) CSS
5 37 (28.68%) jQuery
6 36 (27.91%) Web Services
7 35 (27.13%) AngularJS
8 34 (26.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (26.36%) JSON
9 29 (22.48%) WCF
10 25 (19.38%) SOAP
11 20 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (14.73%) REST
12 19 (14.73%) XML
13 16 (12.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (11.63%) HTML5
15 11 (8.53%) RESTful
15 11 (8.53%) WPF
16 9 (6.98%) .NET Framework
16 9 (6.98%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.33%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.33%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.55%) NHS
4 2 (1.55%) W3C
5 1 (0.78%) BYOD
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.03%) Windows
2 9 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.88%) Linux
4 3 (2.33%) Unix
4 3 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.26%) MVC
3 21 (16.28%) OO
4 20 (15.50%) CRM
4 20 (15.50%) Scrum
4 20 (15.50%) SDLC
4 20 (15.50%) TDD
5 19 (14.73%) OOD
6 17 (13.18%) UML
7 15 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (10.85%) Digital Marketing
8 14 (10.85%) Programme Management
9 13 (10.08%) Web Development
10 10 (7.75%) ITIL
11 7 (5.43%) Waterfall
12 6 (4.65%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (4.65%) Migration
12 6 (4.65%) Software Delivery
13 5 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.47%) C#
2 50 (38.76%) SQL
3 46 (35.66%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.93%) C++
5 17 (13.18%) VB.NET
6 13 (10.08%) Java
7 9 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 8 (6.20%) C
9 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.10%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.10%) VB
9 4 (3.10%) VBScript
10 3 (2.33%) Ada
11 2 (1.55%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.78%) Ruby
12 1 (0.78%) Scala
12 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.53%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.88%) ISEB
5 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.33%) Degree
6 3 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.33%) MCAD
6 3 (2.33%) MCITP
6 3 (2.33%) MCSD
6 3 (2.33%) MCTS
6 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.55%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Ansible
1 2 (1.55%) OpenAM
1 2 (1.55%) Puppet
1 2 (1.55%) SCCM
1 2 (1.55%) SCOM
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) Oracle
2 14 (10.85%) SAP
3 9 (6.98%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.55%) Apple
4 2 (1.55%) HP
4 2 (1.55%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) Nintex
5 1 (0.78%) RedGate
5 1 (0.78%) Serena
5 1 (0.78%) Twitter
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