Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.42% 1.79% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.16% 10.49% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 14
Bristol median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £292
90th Percentile £449 £468 £410
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £23.53 £39.25
% change year-on-year +74.92% -40.06% -10.29%

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 331 267 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 17.43% 17.09% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 171 118
Bristol median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £280
90th Percentile £534 £525 £504
South West median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 13
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +4.88% -13.68%
10th Percentile £36.63 £38.15 £31.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £52.40 £50.55
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £41.80
% change year-on-year -0.84% -0.72% +4.50%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 17 (62.96%) Scrum
2 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (59.26%) MVC
3 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (51.85%) REST
5 14 (51.85%) CSS
5 14 (51.85%) HTML
5 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
6 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
6 13 (48.15%) JSON
6 13 (48.15%) jQuery
6 13 (48.15%) AngularJS
7 12 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (44.44%) Oracle
7 12 (44.44%) SOAP
7 12 (44.44%) OO
7 12 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (44.44%) OOD
8 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (33.33%) SAP
9 9 (33.33%) Electronics
9 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
9 9 (33.33%) Finance
9 9 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (33.33%) Programme Management

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 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Extranet
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Power BI
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.41%) TestRail
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) MSTest
4 1 (3.70%) NuGet
4 1 (3.70%) NUnit
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (33.33%) Electronics
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
1 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 9 (33.33%) Marketing
1 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) .NET Developer
3 9 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 8 (29.63%) .NET Software Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Agile .NET Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Agile C# Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Developer
4 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 8 (29.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (29.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (29.63%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (51.85%) CSS
4 14 (51.85%) HTML
4 14 (51.85%) REST
5 13 (48.15%) AngularJS
5 13 (48.15%) jQuery
5 13 (48.15%) JSON
6 12 (44.44%) SOAP
6 12 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (18.52%) .NET Core
8 5 (18.52%) Angular 2
9 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
10 3 (11.11%) WPF
11 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Core
11 2 (7.41%) HTML5
12 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Scrum
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) MVC
3 12 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (44.44%) OO
3 12 (44.44%) OOD
4 9 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 9 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) DevOps
7 5 (18.52%) Load Testing
8 3 (11.11%) ETL
8 3 (11.11%) Kanban
9 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Microservices
9 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) HP