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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 35 23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton - 0.94% 2.63%
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £316 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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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
0 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton - 18.87% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 34 8
Average daily rate - £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (77.78%) C#
4 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (22.22%) Scala
8 4 (22.22%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) Scrum
9 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Selenium
9 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 3 (16.67%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
9 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
9 3 (16.67%) User Stories
9 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 2 (11.11%) ISTQB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Database Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Web Accessibility
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (16.67%) BDD
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Scala
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle