The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Wiltshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.70% 3.59% 1.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.85% 37.78% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
Average daily rate £413 £550 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +58.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £285 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £700 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
130 45 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.23% 9.49% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 35 36
Average daily rate £350 £435 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -12.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
South West

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Swindon -22 3 £400 -25.58% 5
Chippenham - - - - 2
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) C#
3 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
4 10 (71.43%) .NET
4 10 (71.43%) WCF
5 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 9 (64.29%) Web Services
5 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (64.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
6 8 (57.14%) MVC
7 7 (50.00%) MS Project Server
7 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (7.14%) Big Data
10 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (7.14%) Android Development
10 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
10 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (64.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (50.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) ArcGIS
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) MSTest
2 1 (7.14%) Moq
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) WCF
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Android Development
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) ESRI
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