The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.95% 1.38% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.79% 16.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £700 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
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%
Visual Studio
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Development Applications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
61 49 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 9.01% 8.46% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 25
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £285 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £600 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -13.25%
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 Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wiltshire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wiltshire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +3 8 £140 -76.66% 3
Chippenham - 3 £350 - 1
Malmesbury - 1 £300 -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (87.50%) .NET
2 18 (75.00%) C#
3 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 8 (33.33%) CSS
6 7 (29.17%) MVC
6 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
6 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (25.00%) HTML5
7 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
8 5 (20.83%) SOA
8 5 (20.83%) MySQL
8 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET
8 5 (20.83%) CMS
8 5 (20.83%) LAMP
8 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.83%) CSS3
8 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
8 5 (20.83%) Content Management
8 5 (20.83%) Silverlight
8 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) Sitecore

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) CMS
3 4 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
2 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) Big Data
6 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Moq
3 1 (4.17%) MSTest
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Database Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
5 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
6 6 (25.00%) HTML5
7 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET
7 5 (20.83%) LAMP
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (20.83%) CSS3
7 5 (20.83%) Silverlight
8 4 (16.67%) REST
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) jQuery
9 3 (12.50%) WCF
10 2 (8.33%) JSON
10 2 (8.33%) Web Services
11 1 (4.17%) WinForms
11 1 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (4.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) DTV
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) SOA
2 5 (20.83%) Content Management
2 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) CRM
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Kanban
5 2 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Sitecore
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) ESRI
4 1 (4.17%) DevExpress