Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 80 86
Rank change year-on-year -29 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.72% 1.94% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.47% 11.25% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 18
Bristol median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £361 £323 £325
90th Percentile £526 £449 £501
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £68.75 - -
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £41.15 £31.89
% change year-on-year -4.01% +29.05% -16.09%

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 432 329 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.78% 17.23% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 203 184
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £300 £271 £275
90th Percentile £518 £519 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Bristol median hourly rate £43.75 £41.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.79% +2.44%
10th Percentile £30.70 £34.38 £33.25
90th Percentile £69.25 £50.25 £52.17
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +2.44%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 14 (93.33%) C#
2 13 (86.67%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (80.00%) MVC
4 11 (73.33%) REST
5 10 (66.67%) Web Services
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (53.33%) SOAP
6 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
6 8 (53.33%) jQuery
7 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 7 (46.67%) HTML
7 7 (46.67%) Oracle
7 7 (46.67%) CSS
7 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (40.00%) Middleware
8 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (40.00%) TDD
8 6 (40.00%) Use Case
8 6 (40.00%) NHibernate
8 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 4 (26.67%) Degree
10 4 (26.67%) QA
10 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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 (6.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Avionics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (6.67%) ETL Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (73.33%) REST
4 10 (66.67%) Web Services
5 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
5 8 (53.33%) jQuery
5 8 (53.33%) SOAP
6 7 (46.67%) CSS
6 7 (46.67%) HTML
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (40.00%) Middleware
7 6 (40.00%) NHibernate
8 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (20.00%) RESTful
10 1 (6.67%) Ajax
10 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
10 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) Use Case
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) SDET
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle