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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 41 51 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.13% 1.69% 1.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.42% 17.19% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 12
Median daily rate £405 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% -3.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -  
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 103 64 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 16.09% 9.82% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 37 38
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -  
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 Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +10 14 £411 -8.61%
Chippenham +6 4 £350 +7.69%
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 34 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (82.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (79.41%) .NET
4 23 (67.65%) JavaScript
5 22 (64.71%) Windows
6 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
7 20 (58.82%) Finance
7 20 (58.82%) jQuery
8 19 (55.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 19 (55.88%) Sitecore
8 19 (55.88%) CMS
8 19 (55.88%) Content Management
8 19 (55.88%) HTML
9 18 (52.94%) CSS
9 18 (52.94%) IIS
9 18 (52.94%) Sass
10 17 (50.00%) Apple
10 17 (50.00%) W3C
10 17 (50.00%) Ajax
10 17 (50.00%) Web Development
10 17 (50.00%) XSLT
11 15 (44.12%) Internet
11 15 (44.12%) Flash
11 15 (44.12%) ActionScript
11 15 (44.12%) User Experience
12 10 (29.41%) Front End Development
12 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (23.53%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 19 (55.88%) CMS
1 19 (55.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 18 (52.94%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) MS Access
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.82%) PerformancePoint
4 3 (8.82%) PowerPivot
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.76%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
2 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Moq
4 1 (2.94%) NuGet
4 1 (2.94%) NUnit
4 1 (2.94%) PVCS
4 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.94%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 17 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
3 10 (29.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (23.53%) .NET Developer
5 7 (20.59%) C# Developer
6 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Database Developer
8 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Test Specialist
9 2 (5.88%) DBA
9 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Specialist
9 2 (5.88%) Web Specialist
10 1 (2.94%) Administrator
10 1 (2.94%) Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.94%) SQL Database Developer
10 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
10 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (79.41%) .NET
2 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
3 20 (58.82%) jQuery
4 19 (55.88%) HTML
5 18 (52.94%) CSS
5 18 (52.94%) Sass
6 17 (50.00%) Ajax
6 17 (50.00%) XSLT
7 15 (44.12%) Flash
8 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
9 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.88%) Web Services
10 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.94%) LINQ
10 1 (2.94%) RESTful
10 1 (2.94%) SOAP
10 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) W3C
2 15 (44.12%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) RIA
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Content Management
2 17 (50.00%) Web Development
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Front End Development
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
5 5 (14.71%) ETL
5 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 5 (14.71%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (14.71%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.76%) User Stories
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.82%) Workflow
8 2 (5.88%) CRM
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C#
2 23 (67.65%) JavaScript
3 15 (44.12%) ActionScript
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) PHP
5 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Sitecore
2 17 (50.00%) Apple
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) IBM