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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 70 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 63 68 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 2.28% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.33% 15.63% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 33
Median daily rate £378 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £425 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
411 435 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.06% 14.56% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 267 271
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.04 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.77 £33.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.28%

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 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -3 20 £320 -20.00% 7
Somerset +13 13 £413 +83.33% 6
Gloucestershire -6 10 £525 +41.89% 6
Bristol -5 4 £413 +25.95% 10
Dorset -11 2 £203 -19.00% 3
Devon -5 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 58 (53.70%) .NET
2 54 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (47.22%) SQL Server
4 47 (43.52%) C#
5 43 (39.81%) Security Cleared
6 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (31.48%) SQL
8 28 (25.93%) ASP.NET
9 27 (25.00%) C++
9 27 (25.00%) Windows
9 27 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 26 (24.07%) HTML
10 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
11 25 (23.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 24 (22.22%) jQuery
12 24 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 23 (21.30%) UML
13 23 (21.30%) CSS
13 23 (21.30%) MVC
14 19 (17.59%) Java
15 18 (16.67%) Web Services
15 18 (16.67%) XML
15 18 (16.67%) IIS
15 18 (16.67%) Scrum
16 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
17 15 (13.89%) JSON
18 14 (12.96%) Finance
19 13 (12.04%) C
19 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting

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 24 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.67%) IIS
3 10 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.78%) Confluence
6 2 (1.85%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) InfoPath
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.41%) MS Office
2 4 (3.70%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) SSL
2 4 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) ATM
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.63%) SSDT
4 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (23.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.19%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (9.26%) Selenium
4 8 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.56%) JIRA
5 6 (5.56%) Subversion
6 5 (4.63%) NetBeans
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (2.78%) CppUnit
8 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.78%) NUnit
9 2 (1.85%) JUnit
9 2 (1.85%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.93%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.93%) PVCS
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Electronics
2 8 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.48%) Marketing
3 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Military
5 3 (2.78%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 57 (52.78%) Developer
2 30 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.44%) Software Engineer
4 15 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Software Developer
7 9 (8.33%) Consultant
7 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Agile .NET Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Agile C# Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Agile Developer
8 8 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (7.41%) C++ Developer
8 8 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (53.70%) .NET
2 28 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 26 (24.07%) HTML
4 24 (22.22%) jQuery
5 23 (21.30%) CSS
6 18 (16.67%) Web Services
6 18 (16.67%) XML
7 15 (13.89%) JSON
8 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (11.11%) SOAP
9 12 (11.11%) WCF
10 9 (8.33%) MFC
10 9 (8.33%) STL
11 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (7.41%) REST
12 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
12 7 (6.48%) AngularJS
13 6 (5.56%) Entity Framework
13 6 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (4.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
1 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.85%) Tandem
3 1 (0.93%) BYOD
3 1 (0.93%) NHS
3 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
3 1 (0.93%) User Experience
3 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Linux
3 3 (2.78%) Unix
3 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.85%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 23 (21.30%) MVC
3 23 (21.30%) UML
4 18 (16.67%) Scrum
5 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting
6 12 (11.11%) Migration
6 12 (11.11%) SDLC
7 11 (10.19%) OO
8 9 (8.33%) Release Management
9 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.41%) OOD
9 8 (7.41%) Programme Management
10 7 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.48%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (6.48%) TDD
10 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.56%) Security Auditing
11 6 (5.56%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.52%) C#
2 34 (31.48%) SQL
3 27 (25.00%) C++
4 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
5 19 (17.59%) Java
6 13 (12.04%) C
7 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 8 (7.41%) VBScript
9 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.56%) VB
10 5 (4.63%) Ruby
11 3 (2.78%) Ada
11 3 (2.78%) Perl
11 3 (2.78%) PHP
11 3 (2.78%) Python
12 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.93%) XPath
13 1 (0.93%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 43 (39.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) MCAD
4 6 (5.56%) MCITP
4 6 (5.56%) MCSD
4 6 (5.56%) MCTS
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.70%) ISEB
7 3 (2.78%) Degree
8 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.93%) HL7
1 1 (0.93%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.93%) MISRA
1 1 (0.93%) MISRA C
1 1 (0.93%) QA
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
1 1 (0.93%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.85%) Ansible
2 2 (1.85%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
2 2 (1.85%) SCCM
2 2 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle
3 7 (6.48%) SAP
4 5 (4.63%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.93%) Nintex
6 1 (0.93%) RedGate
6 1 (0.93%) Serena
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter
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