The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 31 39 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.11% 1.24% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.18% 11.76% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
Median daily rate £411 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 77 34 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 22.58% 10.53% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 18
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Swindon

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Swindon

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 22 (84.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
4 20 (76.92%) Finance
5 19 (73.08%) ASP.NET
5 19 (73.08%) .NET
6 18 (69.23%) HTML
6 18 (69.23%) CMS
6 18 (69.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (69.23%) Sitecore
6 18 (69.23%) Content Management
6 18 (69.23%) jQuery
7 17 (65.38%) CSS
7 17 (65.38%) IIS
7 17 (65.38%) Sass
8 16 (61.54%) XSLT
8 16 (61.54%) Windows
8 16 (61.54%) Apple
8 16 (61.54%) W3C
8 16 (61.54%) Ajax
8 16 (61.54%) Web Development
9 15 (57.69%) Internet
9 15 (57.69%) Flash
9 15 (57.69%) ActionScript
9 15 (57.69%) User Experience
10 10 (38.46%) Front End Development
11 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
12 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
12 4 (15.38%) User Stories

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 18 (69.23%) CMS
1 18 (69.23%) Sitecore CMS
2 17 (65.38%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) PerformancePoint
1 3 (11.54%) PowerPivot
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) NuGet
3 1 (3.85%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (76.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 16 (61.54%) Sitecore Developer
3 10 (38.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
5 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Test Specialist
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (7.69%) Web Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
1 19 (73.08%) ASP.NET
2 18 (69.23%) HTML
2 18 (69.23%) jQuery
3 17 (65.38%) CSS
3 17 (65.38%) Sass
4 16 (61.54%) Ajax
4 16 (61.54%) XSLT
5 15 (57.69%) Flash
6 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.85%) HTML5
7 1 (3.85%) LINQ
7 1 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.85%) RESTful
7 1 (3.85%) SOAP
7 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) W3C
2 15 (57.69%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Content Management
2 16 (61.54%) Web Development
3 10 (38.46%) Front End Development
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) User Stories
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Workflow
7 2 (7.69%) Time Management
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
3 15 (57.69%) ActionScript
4 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Sitecore
2 16 (61.54%) Apple
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft