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 3 months to 29 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
South West > Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 42 48
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.61% 3.02% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.64% 23.81% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 8
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £315 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.92% -18.70%  
10th Percentile £365 £292 £325
90th Percentile £463 £363 £429
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £57.50 £42.45 -
% change year-on-year +35.45% -  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 87 84 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 12.76% 12.67% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 96 63
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70%  
10th Percentile £310 £263 £275
90th Percentile £592 £600 £458
South West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
South West median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £37.74
% change year-on-year +10.11% +11.28%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -4 11 £425 +34.92% 2
Visual Studio
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 30 (96.77%) C#
2 23 (74.19%) .NET
3 21 (67.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (54.84%) Windows
4 17 (54.84%) HTML
4 17 (54.84%) ASP.NET
4 17 (54.84%) jQuery
5 16 (51.61%) CSS
5 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
6 15 (48.39%) IIS
6 15 (48.39%) Finance
6 15 (48.39%) CMS
6 15 (48.39%) Content Management
6 15 (48.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (48.39%) Sitecore
6 15 (48.39%) Sass
7 13 (41.94%) Ajax
7 13 (41.94%) Apple
7 13 (41.94%) W3C
8 11 (35.48%) XSLT
8 11 (35.48%) Web Development
8 11 (35.48%) User Experience
9 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (29.03%) Scrum
11 8 (25.81%) Selenium
11 8 (25.81%) Front End Development
11 8 (25.81%) User Stories
11 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
11 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
11 8 (25.81%) SpecFlow

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 15 (48.39%) CMS
1 15 (48.39%) IIS
1 15 (48.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.90%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (67.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) SpecFlow
2 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) NuGet
4 1 (3.23%) PVCS
4 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) Sitecore Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (16.13%) Test Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Database Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) DBA
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Designer
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) ASP.NET
2 17 (54.84%) HTML
2 17 (54.84%) jQuery
3 16 (51.61%) CSS
4 15 (48.39%) Sass
5 13 (41.94%) Ajax
6 11 (35.48%) XSLT
7 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
8 7 (22.58%) Flash
9 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.45%) HTML5
9 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (3.23%) LINQ
10 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (3.23%) RESTful
10 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) W3C
2 11 (35.48%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) RIA
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Content Management
2 11 (35.48%) Web Development
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Scrum
5 8 (25.81%) Front End Development
5 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.81%) User Stories
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.90%) ETL
7 4 (12.90%) High Availability
7 4 (12.90%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.45%) MVC
8 2 (6.45%) Time Management
8 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) C#
2 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) ActionScript
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) PHP
5 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Sitecore
2 13 (41.94%) Apple
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire