Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 > Dorset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 41 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.71% 0.68% 3.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% 6.52% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Dorset median daily rate £325 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.19% +14.17%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £325
90th Percentile £338 £375 £375
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 - £37.50
10th Percentile £37.36 - £29.35
90th Percentile £48.75 - £38.75
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 Dorset with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 56 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 18.86% 10.45% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 14
Dorset median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £320 £231 £200
90th Percentile £475 £426 £375
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 10
Dorset median hourly rate £42.83 - £37.50
10th Percentile £38.60 - £24.73
90th Percentile £48.75 - £43.75
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 Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Dorset

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Dorset

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Dorset

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Dorset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in Dorset

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset 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
Weymouth - 7 £325 - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - - 5
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 Dorset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 12 (85.71%) OO
2 11 (78.57%) NetBeans
2 11 (78.57%) Eclipse
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) C++
2 11 (78.57%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Degree
3 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
4 9 (64.29%) Data Extraction
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) UML
5 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
6 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 3 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (14.29%) JIRA
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (7.14%) NUnit
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (7.14%) Scrum
9 1 (7.14%) Military
9 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Eclipse
1 11 (78.57%) NetBeans
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) MSTest
4 1 (7.14%) NUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) C++ Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Software Developer
4 7 (50.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 7 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (50.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 5 (35.71%) C++/Java Developer
5 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
5 5 (35.71%) Java Engineer
5 5 (35.71%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (35.71%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Linux Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Kendo UI
3 1 (7.14%) NancyFx
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) OO
2 9 (64.29%) Data Extraction
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 7 (50.00%) UML
4 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C++
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Degree
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared