The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 75 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 63 57 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.23% 2.71% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.67% 26.89% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 45
Average daily rate
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£348 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +14.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
378 212 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 10.09% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 126 154
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 28
Average hourly rate £36.40 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.77 £28.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £41.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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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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 -5 25 £338 -6.25% 3
Wiltshire -4 15 £350 -41.66% 13
Dorset +5 8 £266 -11.25% 8
Bristol -19 3 £300 - 10
Gloucestershire -22 3 £353 -11.87% 1
Devon -1 2 - - 3
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 70 (64.81%) C#
2 67 (62.04%) .NET
3 51 (47.22%) SQL Server
4 50 (46.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (40.74%) SQL
6 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
7 32 (29.63%) HTML
8 30 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 27 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
10 26 (24.07%) SC Cleared
11 25 (23.15%) CSS
12 24 (22.22%) MVC
12 24 (22.22%) Scrum
13 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 18 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (16.67%) HTML5
14 16 (14.81%) BDD
15 15 (13.89%) Automated Testing
15 15 (13.89%) Software Testing
15 15 (13.89%) XML
16 12 (11.11%) .NET Framework
16 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
16 12 (11.11%) Unit Testing
16 12 (11.11%) jQuery
16 12 (11.11%) SpecFlow
17 11 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (10.19%) Release Management
17 11 (10.19%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 18 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (9.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.70%) IIS
5 3 (2.78%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.56%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Summit
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Trello
3 1 (0.93%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Intranet
2 4 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (1.85%) LAN
3 2 (1.85%) WAN
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.85%) Big Data
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.93%) Informix
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (46.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 5 (4.63%) MSTest
4 4 (3.70%) Selenium
5 3 (2.78%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.93%) Moq
6 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Back Office
3 4 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Avionics
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (54.63%) Developer
2 20 (18.52%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.96%) Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) Consultant
4 11 (10.19%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 8 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Test Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Graduate
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Tester
9 3 (2.78%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (62.04%) .NET
2 32 (29.63%) HTML
3 27 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 25 (23.15%) CSS
5 18 (16.67%) HTML5
6 15 (13.89%) XML
7 12 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 12 (11.11%) jQuery
8 9 (8.33%) WCF
8 9 (8.33%) Gherkin
9 8 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (7.41%) Web Services
9 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (5.56%) XSLT
10 6 (5.56%) Ext JS
11 5 (4.63%) WPF
11 5 (4.63%) Sass
11 5 (4.63%) LESS
11 5 (4.63%) WinForms
12 4 (3.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.63%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.70%) Taxonomies
3 4 (3.70%) GIS
3 4 (3.70%) Open Source
4 3 (2.78%) iPad
4 3 (2.78%) iPhone
4 3 (2.78%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) RIA
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Android
2 5 (4.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) MVC
1 24 (22.22%) Scrum
2 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.81%) BDD
4 15 (13.89%) Automated Testing
4 15 (13.89%) Software Testing
5 12 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 11 (10.19%) Release Management
6 11 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (9.26%) Test Scripting
8 8 (7.41%) SOA
8 8 (7.41%) User Stories
9 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.48%) Project Management
10 6 (5.56%) CRM
10 6 (5.56%) Security Testing
10 6 (5.56%) Web Development
10 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (64.81%) C#
2 44 (40.74%) SQL
3 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 10 (9.26%) VB
6 9 (8.33%) C++
7 6 (5.56%) C
8 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.70%) VBA
10 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.78%) PHP
11 2 (1.85%) COBOL
12 1 (0.93%) Java
12 1 (0.93%) VB6
12 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.26%) Degree
4 8 (7.41%) ISEB
4 8 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.93%) ISO 14001
1 1 (0.93%) QA
1 1 (0.93%) DICOM
Vendors
1 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle
3 2 (1.85%) MKS
3 2 (1.85%) PTC
3 2 (1.85%) Telerik
4 1 (0.93%) Alterian
4 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.93%) Akamai
4 1 (0.93%) Intel
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.93%) ESRI
4 1 (0.93%) SAP
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