Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 July 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
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 27 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.42% 1.84% 1.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.26% 9.52% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Cheltenham median daily rate £400 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +3.17% +14.55%
10th Percentile £388 £313 £308
90th Percentile £413 £338 £329
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £525 £345
% change year-on-year -33.33% +52.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £57.50 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year +26.37% - -

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 38 42 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 26.95% 19.35% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 69
Cheltenham median daily rate £300 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £330
90th Percentile £391 £500 £487
Gloucestershire median daily rate £381 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -7.58% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £42.13 £34.38 £41.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £53.13 £43.98
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) ESRI
2 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (50.00%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (50.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) ESRI