The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 43 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.28% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.71% 9.52% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
Visual Studio
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Development Applications Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
34 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 8.72% 4.99% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 24
Average daily rate £371 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Swindon region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Swindon region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) CSS3
5 4 (33.33%) User Experience
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) V-Model
6 3 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Android Studio
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (16.67%) Xcode
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (33.33%) UI Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Build Manager
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Android Developer
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Android Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior iOS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) CSS3
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) PhoneGap
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 3 (25.00%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Android Development
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) VB
3 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Sencha
4 1 (8.33%) Telerik
4 1 (8.33%) VMware