Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 85 119
Rank change year-on-year -15 +34 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 107 128 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.89% 2.23% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.44% 13.14% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 106 72
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £308
90th Percentile £441 £438 £406
England median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 14
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £23.78 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.08% -38.45% -18.68%
10th Percentile £36.25 £21.98 £31.88
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.07 £44.13
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 935 974 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.49% 16.97% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 670 662
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £517 £526 £500
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%
10th Percentile £32.60 £24.72 £30.20
90th Percentile £57.05 £51.66 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol +4 37 £350 -6.67% 5
Gloucestershire +28 21 £350 - 5
Dorset +17 16 £319 -8.93% 7
Wiltshire -21 14 £375 +19.05%
Devon -2 9 £265 -21.48%
Somerset -20 6 £405 +20.00% 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 76 (71.03%) C#
2 66 (61.68%) .NET
3 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (46.73%) JavaScript
5 46 (42.99%) HTML
5 46 (42.99%) ASP.NET
6 44 (41.12%) CSS
7 43 (40.19%) SQL Server
8 42 (39.25%) MVC
9 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
9 40 (37.38%) jQuery
10 34 (31.78%) Scrum
11 33 (30.84%) SQL
12 32 (29.91%) OO
12 32 (29.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (28.97%) AngularJS
14 27 (25.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (23.36%) SOAP
16 24 (22.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (21.50%) REST
17 23 (21.50%) C++
18 22 (20.56%) Java
18 22 (20.56%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (20.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 21 (19.63%) Oracle
19 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
20 20 (18.69%) Test Automation
20 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (18.69%) JSON

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (11.21%) IIS
2 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.54%) CMS
4 5 (4.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.80%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.87%) Kentico
6 2 (1.87%) SAS
6 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.87%) GitHub
5 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.93%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) SMS
3 1 (0.93%) CTI
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Extranet
3 1 (0.93%) Intranet
3 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.89%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.74%) Power BI
6 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.87%) DB2
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (15.89%) Eclipse
3 11 (10.28%) NetBeans
4 10 (9.35%) JIRA
5 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.41%) Selenium
6 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (4.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.67%) Subversion
9 4 (3.74%) Ant
9 4 (3.74%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.74%) JUnit
9 4 (3.74%) Maven
9 4 (3.74%) NuGet
9 4 (3.74%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.74%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.74%) TestRail
9 4 (3.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (2.80%) NUnit
General
1 20 (18.69%) Finance
2 15 (14.02%) Electronics
2 15 (14.02%) Manufacturing
2 15 (14.02%) Marketing
3 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.80%) Avionics
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (68.22%) Developer
2 41 (38.32%) .NET Developer
3 24 (22.43%) C# Developer
3 24 (22.43%) Software Developer
4 17 (15.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (14.95%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (14.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 16 (14.95%) C# Software Developer
5 16 (14.95%) Software Engineer
6 15 (14.02%) .NET Software Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Agile .NET Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Agile C# Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Agile Developer
6 15 (14.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (10.28%) Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) C++ Developer
8 8 (7.48%) C++ Software Developer
9 7 (6.54%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (61.68%) .NET
2 46 (42.99%) ASP.NET
2 46 (42.99%) HTML
3 44 (41.12%) CSS
4 40 (37.38%) jQuery
5 32 (29.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (28.97%) AngularJS
7 27 (25.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (23.36%) SOAP
9 23 (21.50%) REST
10 22 (20.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (18.69%) JSON
12 14 (13.08%) .NET Framework
13 11 (10.28%) HTML5
14 9 (8.41%) Entity Framework
15 8 (7.48%) Angular 2
15 8 (7.48%) WPF
16 7 (6.54%) .NET Core
16 7 (6.54%) Ajax
16 7 (6.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.54%) User Experience
3 5 (4.67%) W3C
4 3 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.87%) PDA
6 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) SCADA
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.76%) Windows
2 12 (11.21%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.25%) MVC
3 34 (31.78%) Scrum
4 32 (29.91%) OO
5 22 (20.56%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (18.69%) OOD
6 20 (18.69%) Test Automation
7 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
8 16 (14.95%) Unit Testing
9 14 (13.08%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (12.15%) Programme Management
11 11 (10.28%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (10.28%) UML
12 10 (9.35%) TDD
13 9 (8.41%) BDD
13 9 (8.41%) Data Extraction
14 7 (6.54%) Content Management
14 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
15 6 (5.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 76 (71.03%) C#
2 50 (46.73%) JavaScript
3 33 (30.84%) SQL
4 23 (21.50%) C++
5 22 (20.56%) Java
6 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.61%) VBScript
8 5 (4.67%) Python
9 4 (3.74%) Groovy
9 4 (3.74%) Ruby
9 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.74%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.80%) Jython
10 3 (2.80%) XAML
11 2 (1.87%) C
11 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.87%) VBA
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.15%) Degree
4 5 (4.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.80%) ISEB
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.63%) Oracle
3 13 (12.15%) SAP
4 6 (5.61%) HP
5 5 (4.67%) Apple
5 5 (4.67%) Google
5 5 (4.67%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.74%) CA
7 3 (2.80%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.80%) ESRI
8 2 (1.87%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.87%) Nintex
8 2 (1.87%) Teradata
9 1 (0.93%) CyberSource
9 1 (0.93%) Jitterbit
9 1 (0.93%) Sage
9 1 (0.93%) Sencha
9 1 (0.93%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.93%) Xamarin