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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 89 73
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 56 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 1.78% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.78% 10.43% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 51
Median daily rate £350 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £23.78 £38.38 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.04% -19.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
467 537 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.63% 17.03% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 395 338
Median daily rate £388 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 29
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.15 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% -11.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £37.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 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
Wiltshire -7 13 £370 +2.06% 1
Bristol -1 12 £375 +2.04% 8
Somerset +18 10 £313 -20.63% 4
Gloucestershire +3 7 £350 +27.27% 2
Dorset -4 2 £350 - 3
Devon - 2 £315 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 92 (78.63%) C#
2 91 (77.78%) .NET
3 68 (58.12%) Microsoft
4 65 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 59 (50.43%) HTML
5 59 (50.43%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (48.72%) ASP.NET
7 52 (44.44%) JavaScript
8 46 (39.32%) CSS
9 42 (35.90%) SQL
10 41 (35.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (33.33%) jQuery
12 36 (30.77%) AngularJS
12 36 (30.77%) MVC
13 34 (29.06%) ASP.NET Web API
14 33 (28.21%) SharePoint
15 30 (25.64%) Scrum
16 26 (22.22%) JSON
17 25 (21.37%) WCF
17 25 (21.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (21.37%) OO
17 25 (21.37%) Web Services
18 24 (20.51%) Finance
18 24 (20.51%) TDD
19 22 (18.80%) SOAP
19 22 (18.80%) Windows
19 22 (18.80%) C++
20 21 (17.95%) OOD
20 21 (17.95%) HTML5
21 20 (17.09%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 33 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 20 (17.09%) IIS
3 17 (14.53%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.98%) CMS
4 7 (5.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.13%) OpenROAD
5 6 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.85%) Drupal
8 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (11.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (5.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.85%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) Internet
2 3 (2.56%) HTTP
2 3 (2.56%) SSL
3 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.85%) Skype
4 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (8.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.13%) Ingres
7 5 (4.27%) MS Access
7 5 (4.27%) PowerPivot
8 4 (3.42%) PerformancePoint
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.56%) Redis
10 2 (1.71%) DB2
10 2 (1.71%) MySQL
10 2 (1.71%) SSDT
11 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (35.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.84%) SpecFlow
3 7 (5.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (5.98%) Subversion
3 7 (5.98%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.27%) ReSharper
5 5 (4.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (3.42%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.42%) Selenium
7 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.71%) JIRA
7 2 (1.71%) NUnit
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.85%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.85%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.85%) NuGet
General
1 24 (20.51%) Finance
2 16 (13.68%) Electronics
3 14 (11.97%) Manufacturing
3 14 (11.97%) Marketing
3 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.27%) Advertising
5 3 (2.56%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (78.63%) Developer
2 48 (41.03%) .NET Developer
3 29 (24.79%) C# Developer
4 27 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 25 (21.37%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (20.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (17.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 18 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
9 15 (12.82%) .NET Software Developer
9 15 (12.82%) Agile Developer
10 13 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
10 13 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
11 10 (8.55%) Sitecore Developer
12 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
12 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
13 8 (6.84%) CRM Developer
13 8 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 6 (5.13%) SQL Developer
14 6 (5.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (77.78%) .NET
2 59 (50.43%) HTML
3 57 (48.72%) ASP.NET
4 46 (39.32%) CSS
5 39 (33.33%) jQuery
6 36 (30.77%) AngularJS
7 34 (29.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (22.22%) JSON
9 25 (21.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (21.37%) WCF
9 25 (21.37%) Web Services
10 22 (18.80%) SOAP
11 21 (17.95%) HTML5
12 20 (17.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (15.38%) .NET Framework
13 18 (15.38%) REST
14 10 (8.55%) Ajax
14 10 (8.55%) Entity Framework
14 10 (8.55%) XML
15 9 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) User Experience
2 8 (6.84%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.13%) W3C
4 3 (2.56%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.56%) Video Editing
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.80%) Windows
2 7 (5.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.56%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.43%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) MVC
3 30 (25.64%) Scrum
4 25 (21.37%) OO
5 24 (20.51%) TDD
6 21 (17.95%) OOD
7 19 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (16.24%) CRM
8 16 (13.68%) Web Development
9 14 (11.97%) Digital Marketing
9 14 (11.97%) Programme Management
9 14 (11.97%) SDLC
10 12 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.40%) BDD
11 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.55%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (6.84%) Manual Testing
14 6 (5.13%) Kanban
14 6 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (78.63%) C#
2 52 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 42 (35.90%) SQL
4 22 (18.80%) C++
5 8 (6.84%) VC++
6 7 (5.98%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.13%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.27%) ActionScript
8 5 (4.27%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.56%) C
10 3 (2.56%) VB
11 2 (1.71%) VB6
12 1 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.85%) Java
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.56%) ISEB
4 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.71%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (58.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.97%) SAP
3 13 (11.11%) Oracle
4 12 (10.26%) Sitecore
5 6 (5.13%) Apple
6 1 (0.85%) RedGate
6 1 (0.85%) Twitter
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
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