Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 15 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 2.48% 8.57% 6.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.68% 29.03% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 12
Taunton median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -10.34% +11.54%
Somerset median daily rate £405 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate - - £39.25

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 Taunton with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Taunton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 31 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 25.62% 29.52% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 57
Taunton median daily rate £363 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -12.16% +13.85%
10th Percentile £286 £213 £313
90th Percentile £426 £449 £400
Somerset median daily rate £403 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +15.00% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £44.00 £47.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -6.88% +15.24% +17.14%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Taunton.

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria

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 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Lead .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA