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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 28 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.23% 1.59% -
As % of the Development Applications category 20.45% 17.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 0
Median daily rate £413 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +23.07%

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
88 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 25.58% 9.28% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 29 19
Median daily rate £355 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
2 23 (82.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (75.00%) .NET
3 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 20 (71.43%) HTML
4 20 (71.43%) jQuery
5 19 (67.86%) Finance
6 18 (64.29%) IIS
7 17 (60.71%) CSS
7 17 (60.71%) CMS
7 17 (60.71%) Content Management
7 17 (60.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (60.71%) Sitecore
8 16 (57.14%) Sass
8 16 (57.14%) Ajax
8 16 (57.14%) Windows
9 15 (53.57%) XSLT
9 15 (53.57%) Apple
9 15 (53.57%) W3C
9 15 (53.57%) Internet
9 15 (53.57%) Web Development
10 14 (50.00%) User Experience
10 14 (50.00%) Flash
10 14 (50.00%) ActionScript
11 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (35.71%) Front End Development
12 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
13 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
14 4 (14.29%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (64.29%) IIS
2 17 (60.71%) CMS
2 17 (60.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.71%) PerformancePoint
2 3 (10.71%) PowerPivot
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) ReSharper
3 3 (10.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (7.14%) NuGet
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 15 (53.57%) Sitecore Developer
3 10 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Test Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Web Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
1 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 20 (71.43%) HTML
2 20 (71.43%) jQuery
3 17 (60.71%) CSS
4 16 (57.14%) Ajax
4 16 (57.14%) Sass
5 15 (53.57%) XSLT
6 14 (50.00%) Flash
7 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 4 (14.29%) HTML5
7 4 (14.29%) RESTful
7 4 (14.29%) SOAP
7 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
8 3 (10.71%) LINQ
8 3 (10.71%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) W3C
2 14 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Content Management
2 15 (53.57%) Web Development
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Front End Development
4 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.29%) MVC
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) Workflow
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Time Management
8 1 (3.57%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (3.57%) OO
8 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) ActionScript
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (7.14%) VB6
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Sitecore
2 15 (53.57%) Apple
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft