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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Dorset
Rank - - 12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 0 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - - 9.33%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 20 20 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 21.28% 8.58% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 16
Median daily rate £425 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +31.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Dorset

Visual Studio
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) OOD
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OOD
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET