The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 90 59 82
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.19% 2.45% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.24% 13.83% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Visual Studio
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
359 282 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.42% 17.68% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 185 167
Average daily rate £335 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 6 £338 - 5
Basingstoke -4 2 £358 +10.00% 3
Southampton -14 2 £356 +58.33% 4
Fareham - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Andover - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 31 (65.96%) .NET
2 30 (63.83%) C#
3 28 (59.57%) Windows
4 24 (51.06%) SQL Server
5 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
6 22 (46.81%) SQL
7 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
8 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
9 13 (27.66%) Oracle
9 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
10 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (23.40%) Web Services
11 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
11 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (21.28%) WCF
12 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (21.28%) C++
13 8 (17.02%) HTML
13 8 (17.02%) Scrum
14 7 (14.89%) TDD
14 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
14 7 (14.89%) IIS
14 7 (14.89%) Open Source
15 6 (12.77%) Java
15 6 (12.77%) XML
15 6 (12.77%) MS Office
15 6 (12.77%) UML
15 6 (12.77%) Eclipse
15 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.13%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) SSL
3 3 (6.38%) Bluetooth
4 2 (4.26%) SMTP
4 2 (4.26%) FTP
4 2 (4.26%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.26%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) S/MIME
4 2 (4.26%) ASN.1
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (51.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.26%) MySQL
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.13%) MS Access
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.13%) SSDT
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.77%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.64%) Subversion
3 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) NUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.26%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.26%) WiX
5 2 (4.26%) MSI
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium
6 1 (2.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (2.13%) Hudson
6 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.13%) Moq
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (87.23%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) .NET Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
4 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Programmer
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Programmer
7 2 (4.26%) Delphi Developer
8 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (2.13%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (65.96%) .NET
2 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
3 11 (23.40%) Web Services
4 10 (21.28%) WCF
5 8 (17.02%) HTML
6 6 (12.77%) XML
6 6 (12.77%) Silverlight
7 5 (10.64%) jQuery
7 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (8.51%) CSS
8 4 (8.51%) WinForms
8 4 (8.51%) Ajax
8 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.38%) LINQ
9 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.38%) wxWidgets
10 2 (4.26%) Breeze.js
10 2 (4.26%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Open Source
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.02%) Scrum
3 7 (14.89%) TDD
4 6 (12.77%) UML
4 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
4 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
5 5 (10.64%) MVC
6 3 (6.38%) Web Development
6 3 (6.38%) System Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.38%) OOD
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL
7 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.26%) V-Model
7 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.26%) SOA
7 2 (4.26%) ETL
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) C#
2 22 (46.81%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
4 10 (21.28%) C++
5 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.77%) Java
7 5 (10.64%) Delphi
8 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
9 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
9 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
10 2 (4.26%) VB
10 2 (4.26%) Perl
10 2 (4.26%) C
10 2 (4.26%) Python
11 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) DevExpress
3 2 (4.26%) Lotus
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
3 2 (4.26%) Serena
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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