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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 48 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.80% 0.67% 3.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.00% 3.26% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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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
20 92 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.36% 20.63% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 66 28
Average daily rate £375 £350 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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
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 17 April 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) CMS
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (50.00%) Sass
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (25.00%) ActionScript
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Flash
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Hudson
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) Sass
5 2 (25.00%) Flash
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (25.00%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) W3C
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) User Stories
2 2 (25.00%) Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Web Usability
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Apple
1 2 (25.00%) Sitecore