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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 103 98 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 21 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.73% 1.03% 2.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.44% 5.88% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 20
Average daily rate
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£289 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £313 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £36.75 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £45.00 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £48.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
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
338 357 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.34% 17.53% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 200 134
Average daily rate £365 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 19
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £37.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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
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 6 July 2015. 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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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
Basingstoke +8 7 £288 -13.20% 2
Farnborough 0 2 £298 - 1
Portsmouth 0 1 £330 - 2
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 34 (66.67%) .NET
2 30 (58.82%) C#
3 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
3 27 (52.94%) SQL
4 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (31.37%) Windows
8 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
8 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
9 13 (25.49%) HTML
10 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (21.57%) C++
12 10 (19.61%) XML
12 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (17.65%) Scrum
13 9 (17.65%) CSS
14 8 (15.69%) MS Office
14 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
14 8 (15.69%) jQuery
14 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework
15 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (13.73%) Oracle
15 7 (13.73%) Web Services
15 7 (13.73%) PL/SQL
15 7 (13.73%) VB.NET
15 7 (13.73%) XHTML
15 7 (13.73%) OOD
16 6 (11.76%) Java

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 5 (9.80%) IIS
1 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.80%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
3 1 (1.96%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SmartPlant
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) Intranet
2 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) Extranet
3 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) MS Access
5 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) SSDT
6 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) NetBeans
4 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.96%) Xcode
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.96%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.96%) MSTest
5 1 (1.96%) Moq
General
1 2 (3.92%) Electronics
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
2 1 (1.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (68.63%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) .NET Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.80%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.84%) C++ Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Programmer
6 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.92%) Report Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Server Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Reporting Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (66.67%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 13 (25.49%) HTML
4 10 (19.61%) XML
5 9 (17.65%) CSS
6 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework
6 8 (15.69%) jQuery
7 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (13.73%) XHTML
7 7 (13.73%) Web Services
8 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (11.76%) Silverlight
9 5 (9.80%) HTML5
9 5 (9.80%) Classic ASP
9 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (7.84%) Ajax
11 3 (5.88%) WinForms
11 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 3 (5.88%) Qt
11 3 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Client/Server
1 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Statistics
5 1 (1.96%) Physics
5 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) Scrum
3 7 (13.73%) OOD
4 6 (11.76%) Content Management
4 6 (11.76%) MVC
4 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) OO
6 4 (7.84%) UML
6 4 (7.84%) CRM
6 4 (7.84%) Open Source
6 4 (7.84%) SDLC
7 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Process Management
7 3 (5.88%) Workflow
8 2 (3.92%) Validation
8 2 (3.92%) Information Management
8 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) SQL
3 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (21.57%) C++
5 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
6 7 (13.73%) VB.NET
6 7 (13.73%) PL/SQL
7 6 (11.76%) Java
8 5 (9.80%) C
8 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
8 5 (9.80%) VB
9 2 (3.92%) PHP
9 2 (3.92%) VBA
9 2 (3.92%) Python
10 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
1 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Telerik
4 3 (5.88%) Nintex
4 3 (5.88%) Apple
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Embarcadero