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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 101 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 43 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 2.52% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.33% 16.95% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 33
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £252 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £42.15 £32.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.69% -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
461 472 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.55% 14.88% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 327 184
Average daily rate £375 £413 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 9
Average hourly rate £41.80 £40.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.84 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 13 £375 - 3
Bristol -3 11 £375 +22.95% 9
Wiltshire 0 6 £388 +3.33% 5
Gloucestershire -3 3 £425 +25.92% 3
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
Dorset -9 1 - - 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 80 (69.57%) .NET
2 76 (66.09%) C#
3 66 (57.39%) SQL Server
4 50 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (40.87%) Microsoft
6 43 (37.39%) HTML
7 39 (33.91%) Windows
8 38 (33.04%) Software Engineering
9 36 (31.30%) Security Cleared
9 36 (31.30%) JavaScript
10 35 (30.43%) CSS
11 33 (28.70%) SQL
11 33 (28.70%) Scrum
12 31 (26.96%) ASP.NET
13 28 (24.35%) .NET Framework
14 27 (23.48%) SC Cleared
15 25 (21.74%) MVC
15 25 (21.74%) C++
15 25 (21.74%) SharePoint
16 22 (19.13%) UML
16 22 (19.13%) IIS
17 21 (18.26%) jQuery
18 19 (16.52%) Unit Testing
19 18 (15.65%) Selenium
20 16 (13.91%) OO
20 16 (13.91%) OOD
21 15 (13.04%) XML
21 15 (13.04%) Release Management
21 15 (13.04%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 25 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (19.13%) IIS
3 5 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.87%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.48%) FrameMaker
2 4 (3.48%) InfoPath
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
2 4 (3.48%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.74%) CATIA
5 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.87%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.48%) IaaS
4 3 (2.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) HTTP
2 2 (1.74%) SNMP
3 1 (0.87%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (57.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.35%) SSDT
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (15.65%) Selenium
3 15 (13.04%) SpecFlow
4 13 (11.30%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.48%) Xcode
8 3 (2.61%) Android Studio
8 3 (2.61%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.61%) Subversion
9 2 (1.74%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.74%) JIRA
9 2 (1.74%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.74%) NUnit
9 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.87%) Ant
10 1 (0.87%) JUnit
10 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.83%) Electronics
4 7 (6.09%) Marketing
4 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.35%) Military
6 4 (3.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.87%) Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (51.30%) Developer
2 36 (31.30%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.48%) Software Engineer
4 21 (18.26%) C# Developer
5 19 (16.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (13.04%) Software Developer
7 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (12.17%) Senior Developer
8 13 (11.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
9 10 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
10 9 (7.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 9 (7.83%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (6.96%) Senior Software Developer
12 7 (6.09%) Analyst
12 7 (6.09%) Build Manager
12 7 (6.09%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.09%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (69.57%) .NET
2 43 (37.39%) HTML
3 35 (30.43%) CSS
4 31 (26.96%) ASP.NET
5 28 (24.35%) .NET Framework
6 21 (18.26%) jQuery
7 15 (13.04%) XML
8 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (10.43%) JSON
10 11 (9.57%) Web Services
11 10 (8.70%) Entity Framework
12 9 (7.83%) HTML5
13 8 (6.96%) .NET Compact Framework
13 8 (6.96%) CSS3
14 7 (6.09%) REST
14 7 (6.09%) WPF
15 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 5 (4.35%) MFC
16 5 (4.35%) WCF
17 4 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.35%) User Experience
3 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.74%) Tandem
4 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.87%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.91%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.96%) Windows CE
3 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.61%) Android
4 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.74%) Linux
5 2 (1.74%) Unix
6 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.04%) Software Engineering
3 33 (28.70%) Scrum
4 25 (21.74%) MVC
5 22 (19.13%) UML
6 19 (16.52%) Unit Testing
7 16 (13.91%) OO
7 16 (13.91%) OOD
8 15 (13.04%) Release Management
9 13 (11.30%) BDD
9 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.30%) ITIL
9 13 (11.30%) Service Delivery
10 12 (10.43%) Test Scripting
11 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
11 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
12 9 (7.83%) Manual Testing
12 9 (7.83%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.83%) TDD
13 8 (6.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (66.09%) C#
2 36 (31.30%) JavaScript
3 33 (28.70%) SQL
4 25 (21.74%) C++
5 12 (10.43%) Java
6 10 (8.70%) Ruby
7 9 (7.83%) C
7 9 (7.83%) Python
8 8 (6.96%) Perl
8 8 (6.96%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.96%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.35%) VB
10 4 (3.48%) VBScript
11 3 (2.61%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.74%) PHP
12 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.87%) Ada
13 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.87%) VBA
13 1 (0.87%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 36 (31.30%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.61%) MCAD
5 3 (2.61%) MCITP
5 3 (2.61%) MCSD
5 3 (2.61%) MCTS
5 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.74%) ISEB
7 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) MISRA
1 1 (0.87%) MISRA C
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (40.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.30%) Oracle
3 7 (6.09%) SAP
4 5 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.61%) ESRI
5 3 (2.61%) HP
5 3 (2.61%) Sencha
6 2 (1.74%) IBM
6 2 (1.74%) VMware
7 1 (0.87%) Google
7 1 (0.87%) Telerik
7 1 (0.87%) Xamarin
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