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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 98 95 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 51 55 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.51% 1.70% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.26% 14.21% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £375 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.63 £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
453 387 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.39% 11.94% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 230 157
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £296 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 15
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire +6 14 £375 +13.63% 8
Dorset +6 10 £335 +22.93% 6
Somerset -2 9 £347 -0.85% 7
Wiltshire -18 7 £400 +14.28% 4
Bristol 0 3 £370 +18.40% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 84 (73.68%) C#
2 65 (57.02%) Microsoft
3 62 (54.39%) SQL Server
4 58 (50.88%) .NET
5 43 (37.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (35.09%) Windows
7 35 (30.70%) SQL
8 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET
8 28 (24.56%) Software Engineering
8 28 (24.56%) WCF
9 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
9 26 (22.81%) MVC
10 25 (21.93%) WPF
11 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (20.18%) HTML
11 23 (20.18%) CSS
12 19 (16.67%) C++
12 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (15.79%) .NET Framework
14 17 (14.91%) Web Services
14 17 (14.91%) XML
15 16 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (14.04%) Dynamics AX
15 16 (14.04%) jQuery
16 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
17 14 (12.28%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.28%) IIS
18 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
18 13 (11.40%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (12.28%) IIS
2 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (6.14%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.75%) CMS
6 2 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.88%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.75%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
3 2 (1.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (54.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.39%) MS Access
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.75%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 43 (37.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (6.14%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.51%) Selenium
6 3 (2.63%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.75%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.75%) Subversion
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Electronics
3 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Back Office
4 2 (1.75%) Military
4 2 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (64.04%) Developer
2 23 (20.18%) Software Engineer
3 21 (18.42%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.28%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.53%) Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Applications Developer
6 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (7.02%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (7.02%) .NET Applications Developer
7 8 (7.02%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 5 (4.39%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (50.88%) .NET
2 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET
2 28 (24.56%) WCF
3 25 (21.93%) WPF
4 23 (20.18%) CSS
4 23 (20.18%) HTML
5 18 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 17 (14.91%) Web Services
6 17 (14.91%) XML
7 16 (14.04%) jQuery
8 10 (8.77%) SOAP
9 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (7.02%) HTML5
11 7 (6.14%) Ajax
11 7 (6.14%) MFC
11 7 (6.14%) XSD
12 6 (5.26%) .NET Compact Framework
13 5 (4.39%) REST
14 4 (3.51%) XSLT
14 4 (3.51%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.63%) DTV
5 2 (1.75%) W3C
5 2 (1.75%) Social Network
6 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.09%) Windows
2 11 (9.65%) Windows CE
3 2 (1.75%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.75%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Software Engineering
2 26 (22.81%) MVC
3 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.40%) OO
5 13 (11.40%) OOD
6 11 (9.65%) ERP
6 11 (9.65%) Scrum
6 11 (9.65%) MVVM
7 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
7 9 (7.89%) UML
8 8 (7.02%) TDD
8 8 (7.02%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.14%) BDD
9 7 (6.14%) ITIL
10 6 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.26%) Project Management
10 6 (5.26%) SDLC
11 5 (4.39%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 84 (73.68%) C#
2 35 (30.70%) SQL
3 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.67%) C++
5 12 (10.53%) X++
6 11 (9.65%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.02%) Java
8 6 (5.26%) VB
9 4 (3.51%) C
10 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.63%) VC++
10 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.63%) VB6
11 2 (1.75%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.75%) VBA
12 1 (0.88%) Python
12 1 (0.88%) Ada
12 1 (0.88%) Ruby
12 1 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) Degree
4 5 (4.39%) ISEB
4 5 (4.39%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 65 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle
3 4 (3.51%) SAP
3 4 (3.51%) ESRI
4 2 (1.75%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.75%) Apple
4 2 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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