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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 13 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 16.98% - 6.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 45.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.32% -2.14%
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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
40 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 37.74% 11.54% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 5 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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 21 (84.00%) .NET
1 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (64.00%) C#
4 14 (56.00%) SQL
5 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (36.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.00%) Release Management
10 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
11 4 (16.00%) Java
11 4 (16.00%) Scrum
11 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Selenium
11 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
11 4 (16.00%) Scala
11 4 (16.00%) BDD
11 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
11 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
11 4 (16.00%) User Stories
12 3 (12.00%) ISEB
12 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
12 3 (12.00%) ISTQB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Database Developer
3 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Server Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Release Management
4 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) User Stories
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Management
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Scala
4 2 (8.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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