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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 106 80 63
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 41 66 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 2.16% 2.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.38% 16.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 30
Average daily rate
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£365 £338 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £138 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £388 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.63 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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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
437 391 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.65% 12.79% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 249 141
Average daily rate £398 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £39.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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 -4 13 £340 +0.74% 4
Wiltshire -4 9 £400 +14.28% 8
Bristol -1 7 £365 +19.18% 9
Gloucestershire -2 5 £315 -10.63% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 76 (69.72%) C#
2 69 (63.30%) Microsoft
3 64 (58.72%) .NET
4 55 (50.46%) SQL Server
5 40 (36.70%) ASP.NET
6 36 (33.03%) SQL
7 35 (32.11%) HTML
8 34 (31.19%) CSS
8 34 (31.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (28.44%) JavaScript
10 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (26.61%) MVC
12 28 (25.69%) Windows
13 25 (22.94%) jQuery
14 21 (19.27%) WCF
15 19 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (17.43%) Web Services
16 18 (16.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
17 17 (15.60%) HTML5
17 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
17 17 (15.60%) SharePoint
18 16 (14.68%) .NET Framework
19 15 (13.76%) Dynamics AX
19 15 (13.76%) SharePoint 2013
19 15 (13.76%) VB.NET
19 15 (13.76%) Scrum
20 14 (12.84%) XML
21 13 (11.93%) IIS
21 13 (11.93%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 17 (15.60%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (11.93%) IIS
4 9 (8.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (6.42%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.83%) CMS
6 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.92%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Project
3 2 (1.83%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.83%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (50.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.26%) MS Access
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.83%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.92%) DTS
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (31.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.59%) Selenium
3 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.75%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.92%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (10.09%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Electronics
2 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.83%) Publishing
2 2 (1.83%) Marketing
3 1 (0.92%) Advertising
3 1 (0.92%) Law
3 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (73.39%) Developer
2 27 (24.77%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.84%) Analyst
3 14 (12.84%) Software Engineer
3 14 (12.84%) C# Developer
4 13 (11.93%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Applications Developer
5 10 (9.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) .NET Applications Developer
6 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (6.42%) .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.50%) C++ Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (58.72%) .NET
2 40 (36.70%) ASP.NET
3 35 (32.11%) HTML
4 34 (31.19%) CSS
5 25 (22.94%) jQuery
6 21 (19.27%) WCF
7 19 (17.43%) Web Services
8 17 (15.60%) HTML5
9 16 (14.68%) .NET Framework
10 14 (12.84%) XML
11 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (11.01%) SOAP
13 11 (10.09%) WPF
14 10 (9.17%) Ajax
15 8 (7.34%) CSS3
16 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 7 (6.42%) REST
17 6 (5.50%) MFC
17 6 (5.50%) XSD
18 5 (4.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) User Experience
2 4 (3.67%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.83%) DTV
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) Social Network
4 2 (1.83%) W3C
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Windows CE
3 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.61%) MVC
3 19 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
5 15 (13.76%) Scrum
6 13 (11.93%) Waterfall
7 11 (10.09%) TDD
7 11 (10.09%) ERP
8 10 (9.17%) UML
9 9 (8.26%) OO
10 6 (5.50%) ITIL
10 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.50%) OOD
10 6 (5.50%) Project Management
10 6 (5.50%) Open Source
10 6 (5.50%) V-Model
10 6 (5.50%) SDLC
10 6 (5.50%) Office Automation
11 5 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.59%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (69.72%) C#
2 36 (33.03%) SQL
3 31 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.76%) VB.NET
5 13 (11.93%) C++
5 13 (11.93%) Java
6 12 (11.01%) X++
7 7 (6.42%) C
8 6 (5.50%) VB
8 6 (5.50%) VBA
9 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.75%) VC++
10 3 (2.75%) VB6
11 2 (1.83%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.59%) ISEB
3 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.75%) MCP
5 2 (1.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MCSD
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 69 (63.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle
3 3 (2.75%) SAP
4 2 (1.83%) Apple
4 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe
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