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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / South West
Rank 74 101 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 62 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.30% 1.50% 2.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.76% 10.14% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 58
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £321 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

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
527 444 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.53% 14.82% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 300 324
Median daily rate £375 £388 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 23
Median hourly rate £40.50 £41.80 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.52 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +18 23 £413 +6.45%
Bristol +15 21 £375 - 10
Somerset -5 9 £350 -6.66% 7
Dorset +6 3 £381 - 2
Gloucestershire -2 2 - - 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 103 (79.84%) .NET
2 100 (77.52%) C#
3 69 (53.49%) JavaScript
4 66 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (47.29%) ASP.NET
6 60 (46.51%) SQL Server
6 60 (46.51%) HTML
6 60 (46.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 57 (44.19%) CSS
8 50 (38.76%) Microsoft
9 37 (28.68%) SQL
9 37 (28.68%) jQuery
10 36 (27.91%) MVC
11 35 (27.13%) Scrum
11 35 (27.13%) Windows
11 35 (27.13%) .NET Framework
12 34 (26.36%) Finance
13 31 (24.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (23.26%) WCF
15 29 (22.48%) IIS
16 26 (20.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (17.83%) Dynamics CRM
17 23 (17.83%) CRM
18 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (14.73%) TDD
19 19 (14.73%) OOD
19 19 (14.73%) OO
19 19 (14.73%) Ajax
19 19 (14.73%) Web Development
19 19 (14.73%) SDLC

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 29 (22.48%) IIS
2 18 (13.95%) CMS
3 17 (13.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (10.08%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (4.65%) OpenROAD
6 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Drupal
8 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.78%) SAS
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (17.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) Internet
2 2 (1.55%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) Skype
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (6.98%) MS Access
7 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database
8 6 (4.65%) Ingres
9 5 (3.88%) PowerPivot
9 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.10%) PerformancePoint
10 4 (3.10%) Redis
11 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (1.55%) DB2
12 2 (1.55%) MySQL
12 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.78%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 60 (46.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (10.08%) SpecFlow
3 8 (6.20%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.43%) ReSharper
4 7 (5.43%) Selenium
5 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.33%) JIRA
7 3 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.55%) NuGet
8 2 (1.55%) NUnit
8 2 (1.55%) Subversion
9 1 (0.78%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.78%) Moq
9 1 (0.78%) MSTest
9 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (26.36%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Electronics
3 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.20%) Marketing
3 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 94 (72.87%) Developer
2 52 (40.31%) .NET Developer
3 30 (23.26%) C# Developer
4 25 (19.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (14.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (12.40%) Software Developer
8 15 (11.63%) Sitecore Developer
9 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 13 (10.08%) C# Software Developer
9 13 (10.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (7.75%) .NET Software Developer
10 10 (7.75%) Agile Developer
10 10 (7.75%) CRM Developer
10 10 (7.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Developer
12 8 (6.20%) Agile .NET Developer
12 8 (6.20%) Agile C# Developer
12 8 (6.20%) Analyst
12 8 (6.20%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (79.84%) .NET
2 61 (47.29%) ASP.NET
3 60 (46.51%) HTML
4 57 (44.19%) CSS
5 37 (28.68%) jQuery
6 35 (27.13%) .NET Framework
7 31 (24.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 30 (23.26%) WCF
9 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (14.73%) Ajax
11 18 (13.95%) Sass
11 18 (13.95%) SOAP
11 18 (13.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (13.18%) AngularJS
12 17 (13.18%) Entity Framework
12 17 (13.18%) HTML5
13 16 (12.40%) JSON
13 16 (12.40%) Web Services
13 16 (12.40%) XSLT
14 14 (10.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) User Experience
2 15 (11.63%) W3C
3 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.55%) RIA
5 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.13%) Windows
2 13 (10.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.33%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.91%) MVC
3 35 (27.13%) Scrum
4 23 (17.83%) CRM
5 19 (14.73%) OO
5 19 (14.73%) OOD
5 19 (14.73%) SDLC
5 19 (14.73%) TDD
5 19 (14.73%) Web Development
6 17 (13.18%) Content Management
7 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (10.08%) BDD
8 13 (10.08%) Front End Development
8 13 (10.08%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.75%) Automated Testing
9 10 (7.75%) Manual Testing
9 10 (7.75%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.75%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.20%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 100 (77.52%) C#
2 69 (53.49%) JavaScript
3 37 (28.68%) SQL
4 14 (10.85%) ActionScript
5 11 (8.53%) C++
6 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.20%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.20%) VC++
8 6 (4.65%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.88%) PHP
10 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.33%) Python
10 3 (2.33%) Ruby
10 3 (2.33%) VB
11 2 (1.55%) VB6
12 1 (0.78%) C
12 1 (0.78%) Java
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) ISEB
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.33%) Docker
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 50 (38.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) Sitecore
3 15 (11.63%) Apple
4 10 (7.75%) Oracle
5 8 (6.20%) SAP
6 3 (2.33%) Sybase
6 3 (2.33%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) IBM
7 1 (0.78%) Kofax
7 1 (0.78%) RedGate
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £351 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Rate: Competitive plus Company Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago