Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 49 28
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.83% 1.72% 4.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.28% 5.52% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 13
Somerset median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £228 £293 £221
90th Percentile £438 £403 £454
South West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Somerset median hourly rate - - £42.45
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £47.50 £41.23
% change year-on-year -16.84% +15.22% +6.73%

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 114 145 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.08% 31.25% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 108 52
Somerset median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +7.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £323 £245
90th Percentile £488 £532 £474
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.13
10th Percentile £37.99 - £35.88
90th Percentile £47.07 - £42.48
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year -1.11% +6.01% +8.15%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +12 12 £375 +92.31% 3
Taunton -2 2 £340 -15.00% 7
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (64.29%) .NET
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
6 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (50.00%) Release Management
6 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (42.86%) C#
7 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (42.86%) MSTest
7 6 (42.86%) Test Management
7 6 (42.86%) NUnit
8 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (35.71%) SDLC
9 4 (28.57%) DevOps
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (21.43%) CAFM
10 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 2 (14.29%) Apple
11 2 (14.29%) Service Management
11 2 (14.29%) MVC
11 2 (14.29%) HTML

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Google Play
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQLite
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) Power BI
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (42.86%) MSTest
2 6 (42.86%) NUnit
2 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Release Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Android Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) iOS Android Developer
5 2 (14.29%) iOS Developer
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Release and Configuration Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Xamarin Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Junior
6 1 (7.14%) Junior C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) LINQ
4 2 (14.29%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (50.00%) Release Management
2 6 (42.86%) Test Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) CAFM
6 2 (14.29%) Android Development
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) OWASP
6 2 (14.29%) Secure Coding
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 1 (7.14%) SAP