Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 24 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 > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 27 56
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.40% 4.56% 3.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 25.93% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 19
Somerset median daily rate £415 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £400 £212 £323
90th Percentile £438 £439 £400
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Somerset median hourly rate - - £39.25
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 Somerset with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 119 81 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.75% 17.57% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 68 109
Somerset median daily rate £403 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -2.07% +11.54%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £274
90th Percentile £510 £458 £410
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Somerset median hourly rate £44.00 £47.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +15.24% +17.14%
10th Percentile £43.00 £39.48 £32.29
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.63 £43.43
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £42.00 £41.38
% change year-on-year -0.42% +1.51% +13.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Somerset

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Somerset

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Somerset

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bath -7 4 £425 +21.43% 1
Taunton -1 3 £400 +23.08%
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
5 3 (42.86%) C++
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) CA
5 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 3 (42.86%) Ant
5 3 (42.86%) JUnit
5 3 (42.86%) CSS
5 3 (42.86%) SOAP
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) Python
5 3 (42.86%) HTTP
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Jython
5 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
5 3 (42.86%) REST
5 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (42.86%) Ant
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Lead .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Release Management
6 1 (14.29%) SDET
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Groovy
3 3 (42.86%) Jython
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) CA
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft