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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 17 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.84% 5.17% 20.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.04% 16.67% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 17
Median daily rate £220 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
23 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 37.10% 31.03% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 37
Median daily rate £336 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Taunton 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 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 29 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (100.00%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) SpecFlow
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) QA
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) ISEB
5 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
5 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Line Management
7 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (63.64%) SpecFlow
3 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
4 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft