The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 14 9 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 5.13% 5.88% -
As % of the Development Applications category 13.33% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £220 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.81% -  
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 Taunton with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15 5 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 38.46% 14.71% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
Median daily rate £240 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.42% -15.25%  
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 Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton 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 Taunton

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Taunton

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Taunton

Visual Studio
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft