Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 21 November 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 > Devon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 44 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +61
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.56% 2.16% -
As % of the Development Applications category 8.74% 11.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Devon median daily rate £265 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.48% - -
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Devon median hourly rate - £23.53 -
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 Devon with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 103 84 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 17.88% 18.10% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 132
Devon median daily rate £425 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +0.54% +14.77%
10th Percentile £239 £263 £305
90th Percentile £500 £506 £515
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 1
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -1.72% +14.47%
10th Percentile £31.38 £22.11 £41.75
90th Percentile £41.38 £49.08 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Devon

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Devon

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Devon

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Devon region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +4 2 £325 -
Plymouth -16 1 - -
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Devon region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) MFC
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Database Security

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Power BI
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) TestRail
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Report Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) MFC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Database Security
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin