Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 68 101
Rank change year-on-year -36 +33 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 39 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.54% 2.27% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.13% 13.68% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 11
Bristol median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £274 £324 £319
90th Percentile £485 £471 £456
South West median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year -2.10% +2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.16% +18.75% +19.40%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 320 285 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 17.36% 16.60% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 159 168
Bristol median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £273 £281 £288
90th Percentile £527 £503 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 17
Bristol median hourly rate £43.25 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.76% +12.61%
10th Percentile £38.38 £34.18 £34.15
90th Percentile £46.33 £50.25 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +13.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Bristol

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Bristol

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Bristol

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Angular 2
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Borland
3 1 (10.00%) SAP