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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 70 99 52
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -47
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 75 45 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.39% 1.39% 3.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.56% 10.09% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 48
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £420 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Average hourly rate £33.50 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £45.00 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
453 446 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.42% 13.82% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 273 180
Average daily rate £398 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.48% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £430 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 15
Average hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.40 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Dorset +16 20 £305 -12.85% 11
Wiltshire +24 18 £400 - 6
Bristol +9 13 £330 +16.81% 4
Gloucestershire -8 11 £365 +32.72% 7
Somerset -1 7 £275 -15.38% 5
Devon +3 4 - - 2
Cornwall - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 115 (76.16%) C#
2 114 (75.50%) .NET
3 98 (64.90%) Microsoft
4 94 (62.25%) SQL Server
5 64 (42.38%) HTML
6 59 (39.07%) ASP.NET
7 56 (37.09%) CSS
8 52 (34.44%) SQL
9 49 (32.45%) JavaScript
10 44 (29.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (27.15%) MVC
13 40 (26.49%) jQuery
14 35 (23.18%) .NET Framework
15 33 (21.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (20.53%) Java
17 29 (19.21%) Windows
17 29 (19.21%) HTML5
18 26 (17.22%) WCF
19 24 (15.89%) Scrum
19 24 (15.89%) MS Excel
20 23 (15.23%) VB.NET
21 22 (14.57%) SharePoint
21 22 (14.57%) ASP.NET MVC
21 22 (14.57%) Security Cleared
22 21 (13.91%) Web Services
23 19 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
24 17 (11.26%) Test Scripting
25 16 (10.60%) Software Engineering
25 16 (10.60%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (14.57%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (8.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (5.96%) IIS
5 8 (5.30%) CMS
6 6 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.99%) LiveCycle
9 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.66%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (62.25%) SQL Server
2 33 (21.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (9.93%) MS Access
3 15 (9.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (9.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.66%) DTS
8 1 (0.66%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (29.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.30%) Subversion
3 4 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.99%) Selenium
4 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.32%) Toad
6 1 (0.66%) Hudson
6 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (6.62%) Finance
2 4 (2.65%) Back Office
3 3 (1.99%) Marketing
4 2 (1.32%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (77.48%) Developer
2 43 (28.48%) .NET Developer
3 26 (17.22%) C# Developer
4 18 (11.92%) Analyst
4 18 (11.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (9.27%) Software Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) SharePoint Developer
6 12 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (7.95%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.28%) Database Developer
8 10 (6.62%) Programmer
9 9 (5.96%) Analyst Programmer
9 9 (5.96%) Senior Software Engineer
9 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Web Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Applications Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (3.97%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (75.50%) .NET
2 64 (42.38%) HTML
3 59 (39.07%) ASP.NET
4 56 (37.09%) CSS
5 40 (26.49%) jQuery
6 35 (23.18%) .NET Framework
7 29 (19.21%) HTML5
8 26 (17.22%) WCF
9 22 (14.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (13.91%) Web Services
11 16 (10.60%) XML
12 14 (9.27%) CSS3
13 13 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 12 (7.95%) Entity Framework
14 12 (7.95%) Ajax
14 12 (7.95%) XSLT
15 10 (6.62%) LINQ
16 8 (5.30%) SOAP
17 7 (4.64%) Sass
18 6 (3.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Open Source
2 6 (3.97%) Smartcard
3 5 (3.31%) User Experience
4 4 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
6 2 (1.32%) W3C
6 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
7 1 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.66%) Social Network
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.21%) Windows
2 9 (5.96%) Windows CE
2 9 (5.96%) Windows 8
3 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.66%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.15%) MVC
3 24 (15.89%) Scrum
4 19 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (11.26%) Test Scripting
6 16 (10.60%) Software Engineering
7 15 (9.93%) Waterfall
8 14 (9.27%) TDD
9 12 (7.95%) Web Development
10 11 (7.28%) UML
10 11 (7.28%) OO
10 11 (7.28%) V-Model
10 11 (7.28%) Web Accessibility
11 10 (6.62%) ERP
11 10 (6.62%) OOD
12 7 (4.64%) CRM
12 7 (4.64%) Web Design
12 7 (4.64%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (4.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (4.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 115 (76.16%) C#
2 52 (34.44%) SQL
3 49 (32.45%) JavaScript
4 31 (20.53%) Java
5 23 (15.23%) VB.NET
6 16 (10.60%) C++
7 11 (7.28%) C
8 10 (6.62%) X++
8 10 (6.62%) VBA
9 9 (5.96%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.96%) VB
10 8 (5.30%) Scala
11 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.65%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.99%) VB6
14 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.32%) Delphi
14 2 (1.32%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.66%) XAML
15 1 (0.66%) LINC
Qualifications
1 22 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.31%) MCP
4 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) MCSD
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.66%) ISEB
6 1 (0.66%) Degree
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) WCAG
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 98 (64.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) Oracle
3 4 (2.65%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.99%) Adobe
4 3 (1.99%) SAP
5 2 (1.32%) Apple
Exeter
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Exeter
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 25 days ago