Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 34 31
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.92% 3.71% 4.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.42% 15.89% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 18
Somerset median daily rate £340 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +36.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £307 £376 £210
90th Percentile £391 £453 £375
South West median daily rate £405 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +14.89% +0.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £52.00 £41.15 £23.53
% change year-on-year +26.37% +74.92% -39.09%

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 117 107 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.90% 23.36% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 70 76
Somerset median daily rate £458 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +36.00% -15.54%
10th Percentile £312 £324 £213
90th Percentile £600 £541 £430
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £43.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +9.49% -7.06%
10th Percentile £37.99 £41.43 £37.75
90th Percentile £47.07 £44.88 £48.13
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -7.06%

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 15 February 2019. 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
Taunton +4 2 £340 -16.05% 3
Bath -9 2 £355 -16.47% 4
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) Google
3 2 (50.00%) SQLite
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Android
3 2 (50.00%) OWASP
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Google Play
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQLite
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Power BI
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Android Developer
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Android Developer
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Xamarin Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Power BI Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) LINQ
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Android Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Xamarin