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 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.03% 1.40% 1.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.82% 8.21% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 15
Average daily rate
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£308 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.25 £51.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £50.25 £24.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £52.25 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
308 329 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.09% 17.11% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 177 165
Average daily rate £375 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £41.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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
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 June 2015.

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 June 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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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
Basingstoke +5 6 £288 -13.20% 1
Portsmouth 0 5 £330 -
Southampton -4 4 £400 +9.58% 3
Farnborough -1 2 £298 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 47 (67.14%) C#
2 45 (64.29%) .NET
3 31 (44.29%) SQL
4 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 24 (34.29%) JavaScript
7 22 (31.43%) XML
8 19 (27.14%) VB.NET
9 18 (25.71%) Windows
9 18 (25.71%) ASP.NET
10 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (21.43%) Oracle
11 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 13 (18.57%) HTML
13 13 (18.57%) Data Structures
14 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (15.71%) C++
15 11 (15.71%) SmartPlant
16 10 (14.29%) MS Access
16 10 (14.29%) Scrum
17 9 (12.86%) Intergraph
17 9 (12.86%) CSS
17 9 (12.86%) Python
18 8 (11.43%) MS Office
18 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
18 8 (11.43%) XAML
18 8 (11.43%) Performance Tuning

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) IIS
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.43%) WordPress
4 1 (1.43%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Office
2 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.14%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (15.71%) SmartPlant
2 3 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) HTTP
2 3 (4.29%) MQTT
2 3 (4.29%) Modbus
2 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
2 3 (4.29%) Intranet
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) Extranet
3 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (14.29%) MS Access
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.86%) SSDT
9 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.29%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.43%) MSTest
4 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.43%) Xcode
4 1 (1.43%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (2.86%) Finance
1 2 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.43%) Publishing
2 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Programmer
2 14 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.14%) C# Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Python Developer
7 5 (7.14%) C++ Developer
7 5 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.29%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Tester
10 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.86%) C++ Software Developer
10 2 (2.86%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (64.29%) .NET
2 22 (31.43%) XML
3 18 (25.71%) ASP.NET
4 13 (18.57%) HTML
5 9 (12.86%) CSS
6 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework
6 8 (11.43%) jQuery
7 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (10.00%) Web Services
7 7 (10.00%) XHTML
8 6 (8.57%) Silverlight
8 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (7.14%) HTML5
9 5 (7.14%) Classic ASP
10 4 (5.71%) Ajax
10 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.29%) WebSockets
11 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 3 (4.29%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Data Structures
2 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.71%) Life Science
3 4 (5.71%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.43%) Statistics
6 1 (1.43%) Physics
6 1 (1.43%) Social Media
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.29%) Scrum
3 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (10.00%) OOD
5 6 (8.57%) Content Management
5 6 (8.57%) Migration
5 6 (8.57%) MVC
5 6 (8.57%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.14%) Web Application Development
6 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.14%) ETL
6 5 (7.14%) OO
7 4 (5.71%) UML
7 4 (5.71%) CRM
7 4 (5.71%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.71%) Open Source
7 4 (5.71%) SDLC
8 3 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (67.14%) C#
2 31 (44.29%) SQL
3 24 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 19 (27.14%) VB.NET
5 11 (15.71%) C++
6 9 (12.86%) Python
7 8 (11.43%) XAML
7 8 (11.43%) PowerShell
8 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (8.57%) IronPython
10 5 (7.14%) C
10 5 (7.14%) Java
10 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
10 5 (7.14%) VB
11 2 (2.86%) VBA
11 2 (2.86%) PHP
11 2 (2.86%) VC++
12 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.43%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) Intergraph
4 5 (7.14%) Telerik
4 5 (7.14%) SAP
5 3 (4.29%) Nintex
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 3 (4.29%) Apple
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Embarcadero
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
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