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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 77 78 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 68 56 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 1.97% 3.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.01% 16.47% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 50
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £457 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
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
453 340 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.36% 11.95% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 208 201
Average daily rate £410 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 17
Average hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 March 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 March 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
Bristol -6 17 £320 +2.40% 8
Dorset +14 15 £305 -12.85% 6
Somerset -7 13 £425 +29.77% 6
Gloucestershire -5 11 £338 +22.72% 8
Devon -4 3 £300 - 3
Wiltshire -8 3 £375 -6.25% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 105 (75.00%) .NET
2 102 (72.86%) C#
3 76 (54.29%) SQL Server
3 76 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 57 (40.71%) ASP.NET
4 57 (40.71%) HTML
5 51 (36.43%) CSS
6 49 (35.00%) SQL
6 49 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (32.86%) JavaScript
8 40 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (27.14%) MVC
10 36 (25.71%) jQuery
11 32 (22.86%) .NET Framework
11 32 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (22.14%) Security Cleared
12 31 (22.14%) Java
13 26 (18.57%) Scrum
14 25 (17.86%) VB.NET
15 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (17.14%) HTML5
16 22 (15.71%) XML
16 22 (15.71%) Windows
17 21 (15.00%) MS Excel
17 21 (15.00%) Web Services
17 21 (15.00%) C++
17 21 (15.00%) WCF
18 20 (14.29%) SharePoint
19 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
20 17 (12.14%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 20 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (7.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (5.00%) CMS
5 4 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.86%) IIS
6 3 (2.14%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.14%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.43%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.71%) Kentico
8 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.00%) MS Project
3 2 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) LAN
1 1 (0.71%) WAN
1 1 (0.71%) Intranet
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 32 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (12.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (10.00%) MS Access
5 13 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.43%) MySQL
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.71%) DTS
Development Applications
1 49 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.43%) Subversion
3 7 (5.00%) Hudson
4 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.86%) Ant
6 4 (2.86%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.86%) Maven
6 4 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.86%) Selenium
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.14%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.43%) Toad
9 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (6.43%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Back Office
2 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Law
4 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 106 (75.71%) Developer
2 36 (25.71%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 18 (12.86%) Analyst
5 15 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Programmer
7 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (7.86%) Database Developer
7 11 (7.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.43%) Analyst Programmer
9 9 (6.43%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (5.71%) C++ Developer
11 7 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.29%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (4.29%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (75.00%) .NET
2 57 (40.71%) HTML
2 57 (40.71%) ASP.NET
3 51 (36.43%) CSS
4 36 (25.71%) jQuery
5 32 (22.86%) .NET Framework
6 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (17.14%) HTML5
7 22 (15.71%) XML
8 21 (15.00%) Web Services
8 21 (15.00%) WCF
9 13 (9.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 12 (8.57%) XSLT
11 11 (7.86%) Ajax
11 11 (7.86%) CSS3
12 10 (7.14%) JSON
13 9 (6.43%) LINQ
14 7 (5.00%) Qt
15 5 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Open Source
2 5 (3.57%) Smartcard
2 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.14%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.43%) DTV
4 2 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) User Experience
5 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.71%) Windows
2 7 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (3.57%) Windows CE
4 4 (2.86%) Linux
5 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.71%) Windows XP Embedded
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.14%) MVC
3 26 (18.57%) Scrum
4 17 (12.14%) Test Scripting
5 14 (10.00%) TDD
6 13 (9.29%) Software Engineering
7 12 (8.57%) Waterfall
8 10 (7.14%) V-Model
8 10 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
8 10 (7.14%) Web Development
9 8 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.71%) UML
9 8 (5.71%) CRM
9 8 (5.71%) Multithreading
10 7 (5.00%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.29%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.57%) Release Management
12 5 (3.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 102 (72.86%) C#
2 49 (35.00%) SQL
3 46 (32.86%) JavaScript
4 31 (22.14%) Java
5 25 (17.86%) VB.NET
6 21 (15.00%) C++
7 10 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 10 (7.14%) VB
8 9 (6.43%) VBA
9 8 (5.71%) Scala
9 8 (5.71%) C
10 6 (4.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.57%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.14%) VB6
14 2 (1.43%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.43%) Delphi
15 1 (0.71%) LINC
15 1 (0.71%) Python
15 1 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (22.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.57%) MCP
4 3 (2.14%) VCP4
5 2 (1.43%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) MCSD
5 2 (1.43%) ISEB
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.14%) SLA
1 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.14%) WCAG
1 3 (2.14%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.29%) Oracle
3 4 (2.86%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.14%) Adobe
5 2 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) HP
6 1 (0.71%) Serena
6 1 (0.71%) EPiServer
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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