The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Swindon region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 37 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.94% 1.26% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.51% 20.00% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£140 £600 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.66% +166.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
41 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 9.95% 6.30% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 18
Average daily rate £344 £425 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £600 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) CMS
4 4 (36.36%) LAMP
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Content Management
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 4 (36.36%) HTML5
4 4 (36.36%) CSS3
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (27.27%) Sitecore
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (27.27%) Marketing
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) VB
6 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (18.18%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (36.36%) CMS
2 3 (27.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Back Office
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
3 4 (36.36%) LAMP
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) CSS3
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Content Management
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Sitecore
3 1 (9.09%) DevExpress
3 1 (9.09%) SAP