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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 74 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 67 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 1.53% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.14% 11.01% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 29 37
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £266 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £421 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.45 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
415 427 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.92% 13.87% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 282 242
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 29
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.74 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.48% +3.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.54 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +4 20 £315 -18.70% 5
Somerset +14 16 £425 +54.54% 7
Gloucestershire +2 11 £400 +25.00% 3
Bristol -2 5 £375 +2.73% 5
Dorset -7 2 £203 -42.14% 3
Devon +3 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
2 66 (55.46%) .NET
3 57 (47.90%) C#
4 56 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 40 (33.61%) Security Cleared
6 38 (31.93%) ASP.NET
6 38 (31.93%) SQL
7 36 (30.25%) HTML
7 36 (30.25%) SharePoint
8 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (26.05%) JavaScript
10 29 (24.37%) Windows
10 29 (24.37%) jQuery
11 28 (23.53%) CSS
12 27 (22.69%) C++
13 26 (21.85%) MVC
14 24 (20.17%) JSON
15 23 (19.33%) Software Engineering
15 23 (19.33%) UML
16 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
17 21 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (17.65%) Web Services
17 21 (17.65%) IIS
18 20 (16.81%) Finance
19 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET Web API
20 18 (15.13%) Java
21 17 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
21 17 (14.29%) DV Cleared
22 16 (13.45%) Scrum
23 15 (12.61%) MS Office

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 36 (30.25%) SharePoint
2 21 (17.65%) IIS
3 17 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.36%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.52%) Confluence
7 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.68%) CMS
7 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.84%) Apache
8 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (12.61%) MS Office
2 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.04%) InfoPath
4 4 (3.36%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (9.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.84%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) SSL
2 8 (6.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) ATM
3 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.68%) SSDT
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.24%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (7.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (6.72%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (5.04%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.04%) Selenium
6 5 (4.20%) JIRA
6 5 (4.20%) Subversion
7 4 (3.36%) NetBeans
7 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.68%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.68%) NUnit
9 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.84%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.84%) Grunt
10 1 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (16.81%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Electronics
2 12 (10.08%) Manufacturing
3 11 (9.24%) Marketing
3 11 (9.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.52%) Games
5 2 (1.68%) Military
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 78 (65.55%) Developer
2 40 (33.61%) .NET Developer
3 23 (19.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 19 (15.97%) Software Engineer
5 16 (13.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (13.45%) C# Developer
6 13 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 13 (10.92%) Software Developer
7 12 (10.08%) CRM Developer
7 12 (10.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 11 (9.24%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Agile .NET Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Agile C# Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Agile Developer
8 11 (9.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (9.24%) C# Software Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Consultant
8 11 (9.24%) SQL Developer
9 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (6.72%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (55.46%) .NET
2 38 (31.93%) ASP.NET
3 36 (30.25%) HTML
4 29 (24.37%) jQuery
5 28 (23.53%) CSS
6 24 (20.17%) JSON
7 21 (17.65%) Web Services
8 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (11.76%) SOAP
10 14 (11.76%) WCF
10 14 (11.76%) XML
11 12 (10.08%) AngularJS
12 11 (9.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (8.40%) REST
14 9 (7.56%) MFC
14 9 (7.56%) RESTful
14 9 (7.56%) STL
15 6 (5.04%) HTML5
16 5 (4.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.52%) Mainframe
1 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.68%) Tandem
2 2 (1.68%) W3C
3 1 (0.84%) BYOD
3 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.84%) NHS
3 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.37%) Windows
2 5 (4.20%) Linux
3 3 (2.52%) Unix
3 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.68%) Android
4 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.85%) MVC
3 23 (19.33%) Software Engineering
3 23 (19.33%) UML
4 16 (13.45%) Scrum
5 14 (11.76%) CRM
6 13 (10.92%) OO
6 13 (10.92%) Test Scripting
7 12 (10.08%) Programme Management
8 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (9.24%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (9.24%) OOD
8 11 (9.24%) SDLC
9 9 (7.56%) TDD
10 8 (6.72%) ITIL
10 8 (6.72%) Migration
11 6 (5.04%) Workflow
12 5 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.20%) Multithreading
12 5 (4.20%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.90%) C#
2 38 (31.93%) SQL
3 31 (26.05%) JavaScript
4 27 (22.69%) C++
5 18 (15.13%) Java
6 14 (11.76%) C
6 14 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.04%) VB
7 6 (5.04%) VBScript
8 5 (4.20%) Ruby
9 3 (2.52%) Ada
9 3 (2.52%) Perl
9 3 (2.52%) Python
10 2 (1.68%) PHP
10 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (33.61%) Security Cleared
2 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 17 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) ISEB
4 6 (5.04%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.20%) MCAD
5 5 (4.20%) MCITP
5 5 (4.20%) MCSD
5 5 (4.20%) MCTS
5 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.52%) Degree
7 2 (1.68%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.84%) HL7
1 1 (0.84%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.84%) MISRA
1 1 (0.84%) MISRA C
1 1 (0.84%) SLA
1 1 (0.84%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) SCCM
1 4 (3.36%) SCOM
2 2 (1.68%) Ansible
2 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.24%) Oracle
2 11 (9.24%) SAP
3 4 (3.36%) HP
3 4 (3.36%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.36%) VMware
4 2 (1.68%) Apple
5 1 (0.84%) Google
5 1 (0.84%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.84%) Nintex
5 1 (0.84%) RedGate
5 1 (0.84%) Serena
5 1 (0.84%) Twitter
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