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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 39 64 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.62% 0.55% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.69% 3.20% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £383 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
49 125 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 7.56% 17.27% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 78 31
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

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 7 May 2015. 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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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 +12 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Chippenham - 1 £350 - 1
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 20 (90.91%) C#
1 20 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) .NET
3 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (45.45%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (45.45%) X++
4 10 (45.45%) ERP
4 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (40.91%) HTML
6 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 8 (36.36%) CSS
6 8 (36.36%) jQuery
7 7 (31.82%) XML
7 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 5 (22.73%) XSLT
9 5 (22.73%) IIS
9 5 (22.73%) Ajax
9 5 (22.73%) CMS
9 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (22.73%) Sass
10 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
10 4 (18.18%) LINQ to SQL
10 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (18.18%) MVC
10 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (18.18%) WCF
10 4 (18.18%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Development Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) jQuery
4 7 (31.82%) XML
4 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) XSLT
6 5 (22.73%) Ajax
6 5 (22.73%) Sass
7 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
7 4 (18.18%) LINQ to SQL
7 4 (18.18%) WCF
7 4 (18.18%) LINQ
7 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 3 (13.64%) SOAP
8 3 (13.64%) HTML5
8 3 (13.64%) CSS3
9 2 (9.09%) JSON
9 2 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) W3C
2 1 (4.55%) Social Network
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ERP
1 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Web Development
4 3 (13.64%) Content Management
4 3 (13.64%) Web Design
5 2 (9.09%) Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) User Stories
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Web Usability
5 2 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Web Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Password Management
5 2 (9.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) X++
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) ActionScript
5 2 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 2 (9.09%) Apple