Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 76 91
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.68% 1.72% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.62% 10.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 14
Bristol median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +9.63%
10th Percentile £333 £321 £292
90th Percentile £445 £468 £407
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £23.78 £38.63
% change year-on-year +73.08% -38.45% -18.68%

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 343 290 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 17.47% 17.18% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 203 131
Bristol median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £289
90th Percentile £531 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% -13.68%
10th Percentile £34.38 £32.54 £38.38
90th Percentile £46.38 £52.20 £42.81
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £41.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% +0.60% +9.21%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017, 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 25 (75.76%) C#
2 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 23 (69.70%) .NET
4 20 (60.61%) HTML
4 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
4 20 (60.61%) CSS
4 20 (60.61%) MVC
4 20 (60.61%) Scrum
4 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (57.58%) jQuery
5 19 (57.58%) JavaScript
6 18 (54.55%) JSON
6 18 (54.55%) AngularJS
7 17 (51.52%) REST
7 17 (51.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (51.52%) Oracle
7 17 (51.52%) SOAP
7 17 (51.52%) OO
7 17 (51.52%) OOD
8 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
9 15 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (42.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (39.39%) Oracle Database
12 12 (36.36%) Electronics
12 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
12 12 (36.36%) SAP
12 12 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (36.36%) Marketing
12 12 (36.36%) 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Extranet
1 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (39.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Power BI
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.12%) Selenium
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.06%) TestRail
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) MSTest
5 1 (3.03%) NuGet
5 1 (3.03%) NUnit
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (36.36%) Electronics
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
1 12 (36.36%) Manufacturing
1 12 (36.36%) Marketing
1 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Developer
2 19 (57.58%) .NET Developer
3 14 (42.42%) C# Developer
4 13 (39.39%) .NET Software Developer
4 13 (39.39%) Agile .NET Developer
4 13 (39.39%) Agile C# Developer
4 13 (39.39%) Agile Developer
4 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 13 (39.39%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (39.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (39.39%) C# Software Developer
4 13 (39.39%) Software Developer
5 5 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) .NET
2 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
2 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET Web API
2 20 (60.61%) CSS
2 20 (60.61%) HTML
3 19 (57.58%) jQuery
4 18 (54.55%) AngularJS
4 18 (54.55%) JSON
5 17 (51.52%) REST
5 17 (51.52%) SOAP
5 17 (51.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (42.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (18.18%) .NET Core
8 5 (15.15%) Angular 2
9 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
9 3 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 3 (9.09%) HTML5
10 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (6.06%) CSS3
11 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (60.61%) MVC
1 20 (60.61%) Scrum
2 17 (51.52%) OO
2 17 (51.52%) OOD
3 15 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
4 12 (36.36%) Programme Management
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.21%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.15%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) Load Testing
9 3 (9.09%) ETL
9 3 (9.09%) Kanban
10 2 (6.06%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (6.06%) Front End Development
10 2 (6.06%) Microservices
10 2 (6.06%) MVVM
10 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 19 (57.58%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Oracle
3 12 (36.36%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Nintex