Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 43 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.76% 2.92% 5.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.52% 9.56% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Somerset median daily rate £375 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.45% +39.58%
10th Percentile £213 £313 £330
90th Percentile £388 £400 £456
South West median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year -2.10% +2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Somerset median hourly rate - - £41.23
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.16% +18.75% +19.40%

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 84 136 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.46% 30.56% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 95 45
Somerset median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £344 £288 £272
90th Percentile £486 £510 £460
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
Somerset median hourly rate £108.75 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.32% -1.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £53.38 £37.75 £33.08
90th Percentile £173.13 £41.25 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Somerset over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 July 2018. 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 +3 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (50.00%) Release Management
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (37.50%) MSTest
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) NUnit
4 3 (37.50%) CAFM
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) MSTest
2 3 (37.50%) NUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Release and Configuration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Release Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Ext JS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Release Management
2 3 (37.50%) CAFM
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript