The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 21 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.58% 5.00% 3.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.41% 33.33% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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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 Taunton region.

Development Applications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 22.37% 15.00% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 8
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle