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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 65 56
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.80% 0.66% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.75% 5.50% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
Median daily rate £419 £355 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.95% +7.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £328 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £401 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.27 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.37% +8.38%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 146 109 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.80% 11.98% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 69 86
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.30 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.85 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
% change year-on-year - +14.80%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 25 April 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 33 (86.84%) .NET
2 26 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 26 (68.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (57.89%) WCF
5 21 (55.26%) .NET Framework
5 21 (55.26%) HTML
5 21 (55.26%) CSS
6 18 (47.37%) CRM
6 18 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (42.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
7 16 (42.11%) C#
8 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (26.32%) MVC
11 7 (18.42%) Scrum
11 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (15.79%) TDD
12 6 (15.79%) SQL
13 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
13 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (13.16%) Finance
13 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (13.16%) jQuery
13 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server

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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (10.53%) MS Access
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.63%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
8 1 (2.63%) SAS EBI
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) MSI
3 1 (2.63%) MSTest
3 1 (2.63%) NUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) WiX
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Electronics
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) CRM Developer
2 18 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (28.95%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C++ Team Leader
6 4 (10.53%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 1 (2.63%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (86.84%) .NET
2 26 (68.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 22 (57.89%) WCF
4 21 (55.26%) .NET Framework
4 21 (55.26%) CSS
4 21 (55.26%) HTML
5 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (13.16%) jQuery
6 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (10.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (7.89%) JSON
8 3 (7.89%) REST
8 3 (7.89%) SOAP
9 2 (5.26%) CSS3
9 2 (5.26%) HTML5
9 2 (5.26%) React
9 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) CRM
3 10 (26.32%) MVC
4 7 (18.42%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.89%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (7.89%) OO
7 3 (7.89%) OOD
7 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.26%) Front End Development
8 2 (5.26%) Release Management
8 2 (5.26%) Web Development
9 1 (2.63%) Change Data Capture
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.63%) Full Text Search
9 1 (2.63%) Migration
9 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 16 (42.11%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) C++
4 4 (10.53%) VC++
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) DevExpress