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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 97 58 89
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.86% 2.66% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 15.17% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £326 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.77% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £271 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £446 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
306 290 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.60% 17.53% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 193 170
Average daily rate £350 £388 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +23.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 - £16.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

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 2 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 2 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
Fareham - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Basingstoke +3 1 £375 +16.27% 1
Southampton -14 1 £375 +114.28% 2
Winchester - - - - 1
Yateley - - - -
Andover - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 3
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 23 (57.50%) C#
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 21 (52.50%) Windows
3 20 (50.00%) SQL
4 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
6 12 (30.00%) Oracle
7 11 (27.50%) Web Services
7 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
7 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.00%) WCF
8 10 (25.00%) C++
8 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
10 8 (20.00%) MS Office
11 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
11 7 (17.50%) XML
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
11 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.00%) MVC
12 6 (15.00%) Scrum
12 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.00%) Delphi
12 6 (15.00%) HTML
12 6 (15.00%) Eclipse
13 5 (12.50%) Java
13 5 (12.50%) IIS
13 5 (12.50%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 5 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project Server
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.50%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Bluetooth
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) ASN.1
2 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) SSL
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) CTI
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.50%) SSDT
5 1 (2.50%) SQLPlus
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.50%) MS Access
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.50%) NUnit
5 2 (5.00%) Selenium
5 2 (5.00%) MSI
5 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.00%) WiX
6 1 (2.50%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.50%) Moq
6 1 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (82.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Delphi Developer
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) Web Services
3 10 (25.00%) WCF
4 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.50%) XML
5 6 (15.00%) HTML
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.50%) Ajax
7 4 (10.00%) jQuery
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (7.50%) wxWidgets
8 3 (7.50%) SOAP
8 3 (7.50%) CSS
8 3 (7.50%) LINQ
9 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
9 2 (5.00%) WinForms
9 2 (5.00%) JSP
9 2 (5.00%) MFC
9 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) Kindle
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.00%) MVC
2 6 (15.00%) Scrum
3 5 (12.50%) TDD
3 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.00%) UML
4 4 (10.00%) OOD
4 4 (10.00%) SOA
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) Web Development
5 3 (7.50%) System Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.00%) OO
6 2 (5.00%) ETL
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) C#
2 20 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) C++
4 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.00%) Delphi
6 5 (12.50%) Java
7 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (5.00%) Python
9 2 (5.00%) VB
9 2 (5.00%) Perl
9 2 (5.00%) C
9 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Serena
3 2 (5.00%) Lotus
3 2 (5.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe