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 23 June 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 27 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.29% 4.90% -
As % of the Development Applications category 22.45% 39.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 0
Median daily rate £425 £315 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 49 43 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 14.67% 12.39% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 17
Median daily rate £363 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 25 (96.15%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) .NET
3 17 (65.38%) HTML
3 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
3 17 (65.38%) jQuery
3 17 (65.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (61.54%) Finance
4 16 (61.54%) CSS
4 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
5 15 (57.69%) IIS
5 15 (57.69%) CMS
5 15 (57.69%) Content Management
5 15 (57.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (57.69%) Sitecore
5 15 (57.69%) Sass
6 13 (50.00%) Ajax
6 13 (50.00%) Apple
6 13 (50.00%) W3C
6 13 (50.00%) Windows
7 12 (46.15%) User Experience
8 11 (42.31%) XSLT
8 11 (42.31%) Web Development
9 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (30.77%) Selenium
10 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
10 8 (30.77%) ActionScript
10 8 (30.77%) Flash
10 8 (30.77%) Internet
10 8 (30.77%) Scrum
10 8 (30.77%) Front End Development

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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 15 (57.69%) CMS
1 15 (57.69%) IIS
1 15 (57.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 8 (30.77%) 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 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 15 (57.69%) Sitecore Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (19.23%) Test Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Web Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Designer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
2 17 (65.38%) HTML
2 17 (65.38%) jQuery
3 16 (61.54%) CSS
4 15 (57.69%) Sass
5 13 (50.00%) Ajax
6 11 (42.31%) XSLT
7 8 (30.77%) Flash
7 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
8 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.69%) HTML5
8 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.85%) LINQ
9 1 (3.85%) RESTful
9 1 (3.85%) SOAP
9 1 (3.85%) WCF
9 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) W3C
2 12 (46.15%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) RIA
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Content Management
2 11 (42.31%) Web Development
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 8 (30.77%) User Stories
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) C#
2 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Sitecore
2 13 (50.00%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire