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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 74 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 72 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.15% 1.61% 1.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.34% 15.52% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £420 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.98% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -5.71%
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
502 232 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.98% 10.35% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 147 156
Average daily rate £388 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 43
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £21.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 November 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
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 28 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 November 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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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 +10 20 £350 +12.90% 13
Bristol -6 18 £350 +7.69% 11
Wiltshire -10 14 £400 +10.34% 5
Gloucestershire -10 7 £254 -42.32% 3
Dorset +1 5 £330 +5.60% 2
Devon -22 3 £338 +27.35% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 92 (74.19%) .NET
2 79 (63.71%) C#
3 69 (55.65%) SQL Server
4 54 (43.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
6 47 (37.90%) ASP.NET
7 42 (33.87%) SQL
8 40 (32.26%) HTML
9 35 (28.23%) JavaScript
10 34 (27.42%) CSS
11 33 (26.61%) Security Cleared
12 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (22.58%) MVC
14 27 (21.77%) .NET Framework
15 24 (19.35%) XML
16 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
16 23 (18.55%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (15.32%) Scrum
17 19 (15.32%) WCF
17 19 (15.32%) jQuery
18 18 (14.52%) Automated Testing
18 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (14.52%) HTML5
19 17 (13.71%) Release Management
20 15 (12.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 15 (12.10%) VB.NET
20 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
21 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
22 13 (10.48%) T-SQL
22 13 (10.48%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.45%) CMS
3 7 (5.65%) IIS
3 7 (5.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.42%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.61%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.81%) Kentico
8 1 (0.81%) Lync
8 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS Project
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
2 3 (2.42%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) Summit
3 1 (0.81%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) LAN
1 2 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (0.81%) DMZ
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (55.65%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.03%) MySQL
7 5 (4.03%) MS Access
7 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 54 (43.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.26%) Selenium
3 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.65%) Hudson
3 7 (5.65%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (3.23%) Maven
4 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.23%) Ant
4 4 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.23%) NetBeans
5 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.61%) Subversion
6 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Back Office
2 5 (4.03%) Marketing
3 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (70.16%) Developer
2 30 (24.19%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 13 (10.48%) Analyst
5 12 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (4.84%) C++ Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Programmer
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Deployment Specialist
9 4 (3.23%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (3.23%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (74.19%) .NET
2 47 (37.90%) ASP.NET
3 40 (32.26%) HTML
4 34 (27.42%) CSS
5 27 (21.77%) .NET Framework
6 24 (19.35%) XML
7 19 (15.32%) WCF
7 19 (15.32%) jQuery
8 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (14.52%) HTML5
9 15 (12.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 13 (10.48%) Web Services
11 10 (8.06%) XSLT
12 9 (7.26%) JSON
13 8 (6.45%) Ajax
14 7 (5.65%) CSS3
14 7 (5.65%) Gherkin
14 7 (5.65%) Qt
15 6 (4.84%) LINQ
16 5 (4.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Open Source
2 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.23%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) DTV
5 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.58%) MVC
3 19 (15.32%) Scrum
4 18 (14.52%) Automated Testing
5 17 (13.71%) Release Management
6 12 (9.68%) TDD
7 11 (8.87%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.26%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.26%) Web Development
9 8 (6.45%) SOA
10 7 (5.65%) User Stories
10 7 (5.65%) BDD
10 7 (5.65%) Software Testing
10 7 (5.65%) Multithreading
11 6 (4.84%) Integration Testing
11 6 (4.84%) Content Management
12 5 (4.03%) CRM
12 5 (4.03%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (63.71%) C#
2 42 (33.87%) SQL
3 35 (28.23%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.10%) VB.NET
5 13 (10.48%) T-SQL
6 11 (8.87%) Java
6 11 (8.87%) C++
7 10 (8.06%) VB
8 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.03%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.42%) VB6
12 2 (1.61%) VBA
12 2 (1.61%) COBOL
13 1 (0.81%) Python
13 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (26.61%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) ISEB
4 4 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) HL7
3 2 (1.61%) QA
3 2 (1.61%) WCAG
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle
3 7 (5.65%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.42%) Adobe
5 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Serena
6 1 (0.81%) Cerner
6 1 (0.81%) HP
6 1 (0.81%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
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