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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 60 48 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.90% 2.17% 2.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.38% 18.75% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £293 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £620 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
390 256 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.32% 11.59% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 158 142
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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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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
Wiltshire -4 20 £350 -50.00% 8
Somerset -1 16 £350 -1.40% 6
Dorset -2 5 £300 - 9
Bristol -15 4 £313 - 9
Gloucestershire -31 3 £330 -22.35% 4
Devon -17 2 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 67 (67.68%) .NET
2 63 (63.64%) C#
3 43 (43.43%) SQL Server
3 43 (43.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (40.40%) Microsoft
5 36 (36.36%) SQL
6 35 (35.35%) HTML
7 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
7 31 (31.31%) ASP.NET
8 28 (28.28%) CSS
9 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
10 23 (23.23%) Scrum
11 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 20 (20.20%) HTML5
13 18 (18.18%) Automated Testing
14 17 (17.17%) XML
15 16 (16.16%) BDD
16 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
16 15 (15.15%) Software Testing
16 15 (15.15%) .NET Framework
17 14 (14.14%) MVC
17 14 (14.14%) Unit Testing
18 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (13.13%) Release Management
19 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
19 12 (12.12%) SpecFlow
20 11 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
21 10 (10.10%) jQuery
21 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
21 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (8.08%) IIS
4 6 (6.06%) CMS
5 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.01%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) InfoPath
2 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.01%) Summit
4 1 (1.01%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) Intranet
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) LAN
2 2 (2.02%) WAN
2 2 (2.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.01%) DMZ
3 1 (1.01%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (43.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.05%) MySQL
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.02%) Big Data
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.01%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.01%) Informix
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (43.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.12%) SpecFlow
3 7 (7.07%) Selenium
4 5 (5.05%) MSTest
5 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.01%) JIRA
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.01%) Moq
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Back Office
2 6 (6.06%) Marketing
3 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (54.55%) Developer
2 19 (19.19%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Consultant
5 8 (8.08%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.07%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.07%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate
8 4 (4.04%) Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Programmer
8 4 (4.04%) Test Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (67.68%) .NET
2 35 (35.35%) HTML
3 31 (31.31%) ASP.NET
4 28 (28.28%) CSS
5 20 (20.20%) HTML5
6 17 (17.17%) XML
7 15 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 10 (10.10%) jQuery
9 9 (9.09%) Gherkin
10 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (7.07%) WCF
12 6 (6.06%) CSS3
12 6 (6.06%) XSLT
12 6 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (5.05%) LAMP
13 5 (5.05%) WinForms
13 5 (5.05%) Web Services
13 5 (5.05%) WPF
13 5 (5.05%) ADO.NET
13 5 (5.05%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.05%) Open Source
3 4 (4.04%) GIS
3 4 (4.04%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.02%) DTV
4 2 (2.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) RIA
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Android
2 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.01%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Scrum
2 18 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 16 (16.16%) BDD
4 15 (15.15%) Software Testing
5 14 (14.14%) MVC
5 14 (14.14%) Unit Testing
6 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.13%) Release Management
7 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.09%) SOA
8 9 (9.09%) User Stories
9 7 (7.07%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.07%) Project Management
10 6 (6.06%) CRM
10 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.06%) Security Testing
11 5 (5.05%) TDD
11 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (63.64%) C#
2 36 (36.36%) SQL
3 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.07%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.07%) C++
6 5 (5.05%) VB
7 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.03%) PHP
7 3 (3.03%) C
8 2 (2.02%) COBOL
8 2 (2.02%) Java
9 1 (1.01%) VB6
9 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) ISEB
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.06%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) HL7
2 1 (1.01%) DICOM
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.01%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.05%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (2.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.01%) Akamai
5 1 (1.01%) Cerner
5 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.01%) ESRI
5 1 (1.01%) MKS
5 1 (1.01%) PTC
5 1 (1.01%) Telerik
5 1 (1.01%) Alterian
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