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 28 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
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 11.11% - 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.22% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £325
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 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 37 2 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 68.52% 4.88% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £340
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 £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Taunton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (57.14%) IntelliJ
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (42.86%) User Stories
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (28.57%) SDET
6 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (14.29%) ISEB

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 4 (57.14%) IntelliJ
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Lead .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 3 (42.86%) User Stories
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (28.57%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA