The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 35 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.45% 3.30% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 11.11% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £324 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Development Applications Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
14 63 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.31% 29.72% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 52 50
Average daily rate £363 £400 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +26.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Visual Studio
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Kindle
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle