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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 25 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 5.63% 3.77% -
As % of the Development Applications category 36.00% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
25 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 15.63% 20.75% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 0
Average daily rate £325 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014, 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 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) C#
2 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 8 (44.44%) BDD
5 8 (44.44%) SpecFlow
5 8 (44.44%) Scrum
6 7 (38.89%) ISEB
6 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
7 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 6 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 5 (27.78%) HTML
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) CSS
8 5 (27.78%) User Stories
8 5 (27.78%) Release Management
9 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 4 (22.22%) XML
9 4 (22.22%) GIS
10 3 (16.67%) Project Management
10 3 (16.67%) Selenium

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Server Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 8 (44.44%) BDD
1 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) User Stories
4 5 (27.78%) Release Management
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft