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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.89% 2.53% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.86% 26.47% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
79 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 10.05% 9.55% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 41 22
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £427 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £37.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 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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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 -4 5 £400 +33.33% 5
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 24 (88.89%) C#
2 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
3 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 16 (59.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (51.85%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (44.44%) X++
6 12 (44.44%) .NET
7 11 (40.74%) ERP
7 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (37.04%) XML
8 10 (37.04%) IIS
9 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 9 (33.33%) SQL
9 9 (33.33%) Windows
10 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (29.63%) jQuery
11 7 (25.93%) WPF
11 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (22.22%) SOAP
12 6 (22.22%) Web Services
12 6 (22.22%) MVC
13 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (18.52%) CSS
13 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
13 5 (18.52%) HTML
13 5 (18.52%) ITIL
13 5 (18.52%) XSD
13 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
14 4 (14.81%) Content Management
14 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (37.04%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) InfoPath
2 2 (7.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (59.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.41%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) NetBeans
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Development Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Development Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) XML
3 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 8 (29.63%) jQuery
5 7 (25.93%) WPF
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 6 (22.22%) Web Services
7 5 (18.52%) CSS
7 5 (18.52%) XSD
7 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 3 (11.11%) LINQ
8 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 3 (11.11%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (7.41%) Sass
9 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
9 2 (7.41%) WCF
9 2 (7.41%) XSL
9 2 (7.41%) XSLT
9 2 (7.41%) Flash
9 2 (7.41%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) W3C
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.41%) Social Network
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ERP
1 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Content Management
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Web Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Web Development
5 2 (7.41%) Web Usability
5 2 (7.41%) OOD
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) User Stories
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) X++
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) ActionScript
7 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.70%) Ada
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore