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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 81 81 92
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 71 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 2.15% 1.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.66% 15.74% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 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 £259 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 1
Median hourly rate £23.53 £38.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
516 451 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.42% 13.63% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 300 257
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 18
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 £31.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £43.43 £40.00
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 15 £375 -6.25% 3
Wiltshire +18 12 £300 -25.00% 3
Devon - 9 £344 - 5
Somerset +5 5 £263 -32.25% 8
Dorset -7 3 £350 +2.18% 6
Gloucestershire -9 1 £350 -6.66% 4
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (76.03%) .NET
2 80 (66.12%) Microsoft
3 79 (65.29%) C#
4 63 (52.07%) HTML
5 61 (50.41%) SQL Server
6 58 (47.93%) ASP.NET
7 51 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (39.67%) JavaScript
8 48 (39.67%) SQL
9 44 (36.36%) CSS
10 42 (34.71%) SharePoint
11 38 (31.40%) jQuery
11 38 (31.40%) AngularJS
12 37 (30.58%) Web Services
13 36 (29.75%) JSON
13 36 (29.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (28.93%) MVC
15 29 (23.97%) SOAP
16 28 (23.14%) Windows
16 28 (23.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (22.31%) WCF
17 27 (22.31%) OO
18 25 (20.66%) IIS
19 24 (19.83%) Finance
20 23 (19.01%) C++
20 23 (19.01%) ASP.NET MVC
21 22 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
22 21 (17.36%) OOD
22 21 (17.36%) Scrum
22 21 (17.36%) REST

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 42 (34.71%) SharePoint
2 25 (20.66%) IIS
3 22 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (7.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (4.96%) OpenROAD
6 3 (2.48%) CMS
7 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.83%) Drupal
8 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Excel
1 13 (10.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (16.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (11.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (5.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) SSL
2 9 (7.44%) HTTP
3 5 (4.13%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (50.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.57%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.96%) Ingres
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.65%) DB2
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.65%) SSDT
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) MySQL
6 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (23.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (6.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (6.61%) TeamCity
4 7 (5.79%) Subversion
5 6 (4.96%) Selenium
6 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.31%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.48%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.48%) JIRA
9 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.65%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.83%) Grunt
10 1 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.83%) NCrunch
10 1 (0.83%) NuGet
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Electronics
2 14 (11.57%) Manufacturing
2 14 (11.57%) Marketing
2 14 (11.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.31%) Advertising
4 3 (2.48%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (79.34%) Developer
2 51 (42.15%) .NET Developer
3 26 (21.49%) ASP.NET Developer
3 26 (21.49%) Software Developer
4 21 (17.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 21 (17.36%) C# Developer
5 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 16 (13.22%) .NET Software Developer
6 16 (13.22%) Agile Developer
6 16 (13.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (13.22%) C# Software Developer
7 14 (11.57%) Agile .NET Developer
7 14 (11.57%) Agile C# Developer
8 13 (10.74%) SQL Developer
9 12 (9.92%) CRM Developer
9 12 (9.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
11 9 (7.44%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.44%) Sitecore Developer
12 7 (5.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (76.03%) .NET
2 63 (52.07%) HTML
3 58 (47.93%) ASP.NET
4 44 (36.36%) CSS
5 38 (31.40%) AngularJS
5 38 (31.40%) jQuery
6 37 (30.58%) Web Services
7 36 (29.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 36 (29.75%) JSON
8 29 (23.97%) SOAP
9 27 (22.31%) WCF
10 23 (19.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (17.36%) REST
11 21 (17.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (15.70%) HTML5
13 15 (12.40%) XML
14 14 (11.57%) .NET Framework
14 14 (11.57%) RESTful
15 13 (10.74%) WPF
16 10 (8.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.31%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.48%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.48%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) W3C
5 1 (0.83%) BYOD
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.14%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.48%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.65%) Android
4 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.65%) Linux
4 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.93%) MVC
3 27 (22.31%) OO
4 21 (17.36%) OOD
4 21 (17.36%) Scrum
5 20 (16.53%) CRM
5 20 (16.53%) TDD
6 18 (14.88%) SDLC
7 14 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (11.57%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (11.57%) Programme Management
8 13 (10.74%) UML
8 13 (10.74%) Web Development
9 12 (9.92%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.26%) ITIL
11 9 (7.44%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.79%) Continuous Deployment
13 6 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.96%) Software Delivery
14 5 (4.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (65.29%) C#
2 48 (39.67%) JavaScript
2 48 (39.67%) SQL
3 23 (19.01%) C++
4 17 (14.05%) VB.NET
5 8 (6.61%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.79%) Java
6 7 (5.79%) VB
7 6 (4.96%) C
8 3 (2.48%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.65%) PHP
9 2 (1.65%) VB6
10 1 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.13%) ISEB
5 4 (3.31%) Degree
5 4 (3.31%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.83%) HL7
2 1 (0.83%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.83%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Ansible
1 2 (1.65%) OpenAM
1 2 (1.65%) Puppet
1 2 (1.65%) SCCM
1 2 (1.65%) SCOM
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 80 (66.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.40%) Oracle
3 14 (11.57%) SAP
4 9 (7.44%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.65%) Apple
5 2 (1.65%) HP
5 2 (1.65%) RedGate
5 2 (1.65%) Twitter
5 2 (1.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.83%) Nintex
6 1 (0.83%) Serena
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