Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 22 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 56 74
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.10% 2.55% 1.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.15% 16.34% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 13
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -13.10% +3.57%
10th Percentile £340 £265 £275
90th Percentile £448 £378 £400
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £36.25 - £36.25
90th Percentile £38.75 - £38.75
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £23.78 £38.63
% change year-on-year +73.08% -38.45% -18.68%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 153 202 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.98% 15.60% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 137 103
Wiltshire median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £312 £308 £285
90th Percentile £518 £541 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Wiltshire median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -40.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £36.25 £8.25 £30.20
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Wiltshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -12 11 £378 +17.97%
Chippenham +4 1 - -
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) IIS
4 8 (57.14%) jQuery
4 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (50.00%) CSS
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) CMS
6 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
7 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) MVC
8 4 (28.57%) Apple
8 4 (28.57%) W3C
8 4 (28.57%) Ajax
8 4 (28.57%) Content Management
8 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
8 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (28.57%) HTML5
8 4 (28.57%) Sass
8 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (21.43%) Entity Framework
9 3 (21.43%) RESTful

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 8 (57.14%) IIS
2 6 (42.86%) CMS
3 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (14.29%) Kentico
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) ReSharper
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) NuGet
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Sitecore Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) jQuery
4 7 (50.00%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 4 (28.57%) Ajax
6 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (28.57%) HTML5
6 4 (28.57%) Sass
7 3 (21.43%) Entity Framework
7 3 (21.43%) LINQ
7 3 (21.43%) RESTful
7 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) XSLT
8 2 (14.29%) CSS3
8 2 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) W3C
2 3 (21.43%) User Experience
3 2 (14.29%) PDA
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) SCADA
4 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Content Management
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (7.14%) Innovative Thinking
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Apple
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Sencha
3 1 (7.14%) Sourcefire