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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.00% 14.12% 4.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.50% 37.50% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 4
Median daily rate £223 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £347 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
Visual Studio
Somerset

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
16 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 32.00% 37.65% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 16
Median daily rate £326 £350 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.85% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

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 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft