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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 95 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.16% 2.32% 1.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.69% 12.28% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 18
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £323 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £416 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £46.42 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
329 391 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.35% 18.87% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 173 135
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 20
Average hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.08 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hook - 8 £310 -
Portsmouth -5 4 £363 +17.40%
Southampton +7 1 - - 2
Farnborough -6 1 £350 -16.41% 2
Fareham - 1 £345 - 2
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 57 (90.48%) C#
2 40 (63.49%) .NET
3 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 37 (58.73%) SQL Server
5 30 (47.62%) SQL
6 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
7 20 (31.75%) Software Engineering
8 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (28.57%) Windows
9 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 17 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (25.40%) C++
12 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
12 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
13 14 (22.22%) WCF
13 14 (22.22%) WPF
14 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
14 13 (20.63%) XML
14 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
15 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
15 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (17.46%) UML
16 11 (17.46%) HTML
17 10 (15.87%) Degree
18 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 9 (14.29%) VB
18 9 (14.29%) Oracle
18 9 (14.29%) Network Security
18 9 (14.29%) Moq
19 8 (12.70%) CSS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
2 9 (14.29%) Network Security
3 6 (9.52%) CTI
4 4 (6.35%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.59%) DNS
5 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (58.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) MS Access
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.29%) Moq
4 6 (9.52%) Jasmine
5 4 (6.35%) NUnit
5 4 (6.35%) TortoiseSVN
6 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (3.17%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (3.17%) Rational Rose
7 2 (3.17%) Subversion
8 1 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.59%) git-flow
8 1 (1.59%) Hudson
8 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.59%) Selenium
8 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.59%) WiX
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
1 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.35%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.76%) Electronics
3 3 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 11 (17.46%) C# Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Software Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.70%) SharePoint Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (7.94%) C# Software Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Development Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Programmer
6 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
8 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Integration Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Lead Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Integration Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (63.49%) .NET
2 14 (22.22%) WCF
2 14 (22.22%) WPF
3 13 (20.63%) XML
4 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 11 (17.46%) HTML
6 8 (12.70%) CSS
7 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 6 (9.52%) COM
8 6 (9.52%) Entity Framework
8 6 (9.52%) jQuery
8 6 (9.52%) LINQ
8 6 (9.52%) NHibernate
8 6 (9.52%) REST
8 6 (9.52%) SOAP
8 6 (9.52%) STL
9 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.35%) Middleware
10 4 (6.35%) Web Services
11 3 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.35%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.17%) Life Science
4 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.17%) Physics
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Software Engineering
2 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.46%) UML
4 7 (11.11%) Workflow
5 6 (9.52%) Migration
5 6 (9.52%) Multithreading
5 6 (9.52%) OOD
5 6 (9.52%) Validation
6 5 (7.94%) MVC
6 5 (7.94%) MVVM
7 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.35%) Logistics
7 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
7 4 (6.35%) SDLC
7 4 (6.35%) Software Architecture
7 4 (6.35%) Software Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Data Security
8 3 (4.76%) Manual Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 57 (90.48%) C#
2 30 (47.62%) SQL
3 16 (25.40%) C++
4 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.29%) VB
6 6 (9.52%) VB.NET
7 5 (7.94%) VBScript
8 4 (6.35%) C
8 4 (6.35%) XAML
9 3 (4.76%) VB6
10 2 (3.17%) Java
11 1 (1.59%) Delphi
11 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) MCAD
5 3 (4.76%) MCITP
5 3 (4.76%) MCSD
5 3 (4.76%) MCTS
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Cisco
3 4 (6.35%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Embarcadero
4 2 (3.17%) Intergraph
4 2 (3.17%) Serena
4 2 (3.17%) Telerik
5 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.59%) NICE Systems
5 1 (1.59%) Wind River