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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / South West
Rank 70 97 64
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 61 45 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.40% 1.51% 2.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.68% 9.62% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 57
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 £282 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £41.80 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
446 468 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.57% 15.71% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 348 340
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% -9.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £31.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +19 25 £370 +7.63% 1
Bristol +5 15 £350 -1.40% 7
Somerset +1 7 £220 -41.33% 5
Gloucestershire +9 6 £350 -17.64% 4
Dorset +7 3 £381 - 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 99 (86.09%) C#
2 89 (77.39%) .NET
3 65 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 61 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (51.30%) SQL Server
6 56 (48.70%) HTML
7 55 (47.83%) ASP.NET
8 54 (46.96%) CSS
8 54 (46.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 53 (46.09%) Microsoft
10 44 (38.26%) jQuery
11 39 (33.91%) MVC
12 34 (29.57%) SQL
13 31 (26.96%) Scrum
14 29 (25.22%) Finance
14 29 (25.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 28 (24.35%) Windows
16 25 (21.74%) AngularJS
16 25 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 24 (20.87%) WCF
17 24 (20.87%) .NET Framework
18 23 (20.00%) IIS
18 23 (20.00%) OO
19 22 (19.13%) OOD
19 22 (19.13%) TDD
19 22 (19.13%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
21 20 (17.39%) SOAP
21 20 (17.39%) JSON
22 19 (16.52%) MS Excel

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 23 (20.00%) IIS
2 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.17%) CMS
4 13 (11.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (7.83%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.22%) OpenROAD
7 5 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.74%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.87%) Drupal
10 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (16.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (9.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.87%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.87%) GitHub
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) Skype
2 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (51.30%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (13.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database
5 11 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (7.83%) MS Access
7 6 (5.22%) Ingres
8 5 (4.35%) PowerPivot
8 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (3.48%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.61%) Redis
10 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.74%) DB2
11 2 (1.74%) MySQL
11 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.87%) Big Data
12 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 54 (46.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (11.30%) SpecFlow
3 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.22%) Selenium
5 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.35%) ReSharper
5 5 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.48%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.74%) JIRA
7 2 (1.74%) NUnit
7 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.87%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.87%) Moq
8 1 (0.87%) NuGet
8 1 (0.87%) Subversion
8 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Electronics
3 11 (9.57%) Manufacturing
3 11 (9.57%) Marketing
3 11 (9.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.48%) Advertising
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Billing
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (74.78%) Developer
2 54 (46.96%) .NET Developer
3 33 (28.70%) C# Developer
4 28 (24.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (20.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 22 (19.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (16.52%) Software Developer
8 16 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 16 (13.91%) C# Software Developer
9 15 (13.04%) Sitecore Developer
10 13 (11.30%) .NET Software Developer
10 13 (11.30%) Agile Developer
11 11 (9.57%) Agile .NET Developer
11 11 (9.57%) Agile C# Developer
12 8 (6.96%) Analyst
12 8 (6.96%) Test Analyst
13 7 (6.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
14 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
15 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (77.39%) .NET
2 56 (48.70%) HTML
3 55 (47.83%) ASP.NET
4 54 (46.96%) CSS
5 44 (38.26%) jQuery
6 29 (25.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 25 (21.74%) AngularJS
7 25 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (20.87%) .NET Framework
8 24 (20.87%) WCF
9 20 (17.39%) JSON
9 20 (17.39%) SOAP
10 19 (16.52%) Ajax
11 17 (14.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (13.91%) REST
13 15 (13.04%) Web Services
14 14 (12.17%) Entity Framework
14 14 (12.17%) HTML5
14 14 (12.17%) Sass
15 13 (11.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) User Experience
2 12 (10.43%) W3C
3 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.74%) RIA
5 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.87%) iPad
5 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) NHS
5 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.61%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.91%) MVC
3 31 (26.96%) Scrum
4 23 (20.00%) OO
5 22 (19.13%) OOD
5 22 (19.13%) TDD
6 19 (16.52%) SDLC
7 16 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (13.04%) CRM
9 14 (12.17%) BDD
9 14 (12.17%) Web Development
10 13 (11.30%) Content Management
11 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
12 11 (9.57%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (9.57%) Programme Management
13 10 (8.70%) Automated Testing
13 10 (8.70%) Manual Testing
14 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
15 8 (6.96%) Unit Testing
16 7 (6.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 99 (86.09%) C#
2 65 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 34 (29.57%) SQL
4 12 (10.43%) C++
5 11 (9.57%) ActionScript
5 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.96%) VC++
7 5 (4.35%) PHP
7 5 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.48%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.61%) VB
10 2 (1.74%) C
10 2 (1.74%) VB6
11 1 (0.87%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.87%) Java
11 1 (0.87%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.48%) ISEB
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (46.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.78%) Sitecore
3 12 (10.43%) Apple
4 11 (9.57%) Oracle
4 11 (9.57%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) RedGate
5 1 (0.87%) Twitter