Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 159 118
Rank change year-on-year +34 -41 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 46 68 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 1.13% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.27% 5.66% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 53
Median daily rate £538 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.10% +17.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £398 £294 £263
90th Percentile £835 £575 £463
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +13.01% -9.88%
10th Percentile £46.25 £37.58 £35.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £58.30 £41.08
England median hourly rate £43.50 £52.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% +28.05% +2.50%

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 734 1,201 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.41% 20.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 720 563
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £358 £317 £313
90th Percentile £613 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 87 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £35.00 £37.50 £35.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £54.25
Median hourly rate £38.50 £43.92 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.33% +3.33% +0.59%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West.

Hourly rate trend 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 30 May 2020. 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 +27 35 £575 +30.68% 2
Wiltshire +32 6 £430 -5.49% 5
Gloucestershire +27 3 - -
Cornwall +7 2 £325 +6.12%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (63.04%) C#
3 25 (54.35%) DevOps
4 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
6 19 (41.30%) .NET
7 18 (39.13%) Web Services
7 18 (39.13%) Azure
8 16 (34.78%) Node.js
9 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
9 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
9 14 (30.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (30.43%) CRM
9 14 (30.43%) Scrum
9 14 (30.43%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (26.09%) Sparx
10 12 (26.09%) MS Visio
10 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
10 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
10 12 (26.09%) Java
10 12 (26.09%) ArchiMate
10 12 (26.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 12 (26.09%) Open Source
11 11 (23.91%) Qt
11 11 (23.91%) Degree
11 11 (23.91%) Mathematics
11 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
11 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
11 11 (23.91%) Windows
11 11 (23.91%) SQL

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 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 12 (26.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Azure
2 14 (30.43%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (17.39%) Logic Apps
4 7 (15.22%) SaaS
5 6 (13.04%) GitHub
5 6 (13.04%) Power Automate
5 6 (13.04%) Power Platform
5 6 (13.04%) PowerApps
6 5 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (10.87%) Azure Functions
6 5 (10.87%) Serverless
7 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Ethernet
1 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.04%) Power BI
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.91%) Eclipse
2 11 (23.91%) NetBeans
3 9 (19.57%) Selenium
4 7 (15.22%) JMeter
4 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
4 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
5 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 3 (6.52%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.17%) JIRA
8 1 (2.17%) Postman
General
1 11 (23.91%) Aerospace
1 11 (23.91%) Military
2 9 (19.57%) Public Sector
3 5 (10.87%) Back Office
4 4 (8.70%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Architect
2 10 (21.74%) Developer
3 9 (19.57%) CRM Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Dynamics CRM Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Development Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) Web Services
3 16 (34.78%) Node.js
4 11 (23.91%) Qt
5 10 (21.74%) ActiveX
5 10 (21.74%) DirectX
5 10 (21.74%) MFC
5 10 (21.74%) OpenGL
6 8 (17.39%) REST
7 5 (10.87%) .NET Core
7 5 (10.87%) Express
7 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
7 5 (10.87%) React
7 5 (10.87%) SOAP
8 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.70%) CSS
8 4 (8.70%) HTML
8 4 (8.70%) jQuery
9 2 (4.35%) JSON
9 2 (4.35%) LINQ
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) DevOps
2 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) CRM
3 14 (30.43%) Scrum
3 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 12 (26.09%) ArchiMate
4 12 (26.09%) Open Source
5 11 (23.91%) Mathematics
5 11 (23.91%) Migration
6 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.87%) B2C
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Microservices
7 5 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.87%) Software Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) TDD
8 4 (8.70%) Case Management
8 4 (8.70%) Change Control
8 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.09%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) C++
4 11 (23.91%) SQL
5 10 (21.74%) GLSL
5 10 (21.74%) HLSL
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
1 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) Sparx
3 1 (2.17%) SAP