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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 101 85 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 41 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.70% 2.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.83% 13.35% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £123 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £385 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
417 367 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.40% 12.72% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 229 108
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 8
Average hourly rate £38.26 £36.40 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £33.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.42 £42.10 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 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 3 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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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
Somerset -4 9 £275 -8.33% 4
Bristol +4 8 £365 +12.30% 8
Gloucestershire +3 6 £320 -9.21% 2
Wiltshire -6 6 £375 +7.14% 5
Devon -6 1 - -
Dorset -6 1 £350 +31.45% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 85 (73.91%) C#
2 75 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 73 (63.48%) .NET
4 62 (53.91%) SQL Server
5 45 (39.13%) ASP.NET
6 44 (38.26%) HTML
7 43 (37.39%) CSS
8 36 (31.30%) JavaScript
9 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (26.96%) MVC
10 31 (26.96%) SQL
11 30 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (24.35%) jQuery
12 28 (24.35%) Windows
13 22 (19.13%) WCF
14 21 (18.26%) HTML5
14 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
15 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (17.39%) Software Engineering
15 20 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (17.39%) .NET Framework
16 19 (16.52%) MS Excel
17 18 (15.65%) Web Services
18 16 (13.91%) Scrum
18 16 (13.91%) Java
18 16 (13.91%) SharePoint 2013
19 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
20 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2008
20 14 (12.17%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (9.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (8.70%) IIS
5 7 (6.09%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.61%) CMS
6 3 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.87%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (16.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Project
3 2 (1.74%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.74%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.87%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (53.91%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (9.57%) MS Access
5 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.74%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.74%) MySQL
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.87%) DTS
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.96%) Subversion
3 5 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.61%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (1.74%) Toad
6 1 (0.87%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.87%) Selenium
6 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Electronics
2 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.61%) Marketing
3 2 (1.74%) Law
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Publishing
4 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.87%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 86 (74.78%) Developer
2 27 (23.48%) .NET Developer
3 17 (14.78%) Software Engineer
3 17 (14.78%) C# Developer
4 14 (12.17%) SharePoint Developer
5 13 (11.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Analyst
7 10 (8.70%) Applications Developer
7 10 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (7.83%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.96%) .NET Applications Developer
9 8 (6.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.09%) .NET Software Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) C++ Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (63.48%) .NET
2 45 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 44 (38.26%) HTML
4 43 (37.39%) CSS
5 28 (24.35%) jQuery
6 22 (19.13%) WCF
7 21 (18.26%) HTML5
8 20 (17.39%) .NET Framework
9 18 (15.65%) Web Services
10 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (10.43%) XML
12 11 (9.57%) SOAP
12 11 (9.57%) CSS3
13 10 (8.70%) Ajax
14 9 (7.83%) REST
15 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 7 (6.09%) WPF
16 6 (5.22%) LINQ
17 5 (4.35%) XSLT
18 4 (3.48%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Smartcard
1 6 (5.22%) User Experience
2 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.61%) DTV
4 2 (1.74%) W3C
4 2 (1.74%) Social Network
5 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Windows
2 9 (7.83%) Windows 8
3 8 (6.96%) Windows CE
4 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.87%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.96%) MVC
3 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 16 (13.91%) Scrum
5 11 (9.57%) ERP
5 11 (9.57%) TDD
6 10 (8.70%) UML
6 10 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 9 (7.83%) OO
8 8 (6.96%) OOD
9 7 (6.09%) CRM
9 7 (6.09%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.09%) Embedded Software Development
10 6 (5.22%) V-Model
10 6 (5.22%) SDLC
10 6 (5.22%) Office Automation
10 6 (5.22%) Open Source
10 6 (5.22%) Project Management
11 5 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (73.91%) C#
2 36 (31.30%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.96%) SQL
4 16 (13.91%) Java
5 14 (12.17%) C++
6 12 (10.43%) X++
7 11 (9.57%) VB.NET
7 11 (9.57%) C
8 6 (5.22%) VBA
8 6 (5.22%) VB
9 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.61%) VB6
10 3 (2.61%) VC++
11 2 (1.74%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.74%) Delphi
12 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.87%) XAML
12 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) MCP
4 2 (1.74%) MCSD
4 2 (1.74%) ISEB
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 75 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.83%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) SAP
4 3 (2.61%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.74%) Apple
6 1 (0.87%) Adobe
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