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 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Somerset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 23 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.47% 6.08% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.48% 44.44% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £41.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 61 36 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 30.20% 13.69% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 15
Median daily rate £350 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £308 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £440 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% -10.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +3 5 £350 -15.15% 3
Taunton -4 1 £220 -37.14% 2
Clevedon - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) C#
3 13 (72.22%) .NET
4 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (50.00%) Scrum
5 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (50.00%) BDD
6 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (33.33%) SpecFlow
8 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) Kanban
9 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
9 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
9 5 (27.78%) MVC
9 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
10 4 (22.22%) CSS
10 4 (22.22%) HTML
10 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 4 (22.22%) HTML5
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (22.22%) jQuery
11 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (16.67%) PowerShell

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 3 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (5.56%) Big Data
5 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
3 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) HTML5
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Ext JS
5 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.56%) Compass CSS Framework
6 1 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (5.56%) LESS
6 1 (5.56%) Sass
6 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) BDD
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Kanban
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Microservices
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Sybase
2 3 (16.67%) VMware