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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 95 115 57
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -58
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 14 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.26% 0.66% 3.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.98% 4.32% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 30
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £413 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
351 324 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.83% 15.32% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 183 204
Average daily rate £365 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Average hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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
Farnborough +5 12 £343 -
Portsmouth -2 4 £350 - 5
Southampton +1 1 - - 6
Winchester - 1 £415 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £288 - 2
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 33 (67.35%) .NET
2 29 (59.18%) C#
3 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
4 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
4 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (46.94%) ASP.NET
6 16 (32.65%) HTML
6 16 (32.65%) SQL
7 15 (30.61%) SDLC
8 14 (28.57%) C++
8 14 (28.57%) Oracle
8 14 (28.57%) VB
9 13 (26.53%) VB.NET
9 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (24.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (24.49%) IIS
10 12 (24.49%) CSS
10 12 (24.49%) Telerik
11 11 (22.45%) Windows
12 9 (18.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (18.37%) OOD
12 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
12 9 (18.37%) Ajax
12 9 (18.37%) jQuery
13 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
13 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
13 8 (16.33%) Finance
13 8 (16.33%) N-Tier
13 8 (16.33%) XML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (24.49%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.04%) WordPress
3 1 (2.04%) LiveCycle
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.16%) MS Project
4 3 (6.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) CTI
2 1 (2.04%) Intranet
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Extranet
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (12.24%) MS Access
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (18.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.16%) NUnit
5 3 (6.12%) NetBeans
5 3 (6.12%) JSUnit
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) Rational Rose
6 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.04%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) WiX
7 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.04%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (2.04%) Moq
7 1 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.04%) MSI
7 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Programmer
3 15 (30.61%) Analyst
4 12 (24.49%) Analyst Programmer
5 11 (22.45%) .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) .NET Programmer
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
8 4 (8.16%) C++ Developer
8 4 (8.16%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) VB.NET Analyst Programmer
9 3 (6.12%) VB.NET Programmer
9 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) SQL Reporting Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (67.35%) .NET
2 23 (46.94%) ASP.NET
3 16 (32.65%) HTML
4 12 (24.49%) CSS
5 9 (18.37%) Ajax
5 9 (18.37%) jQuery
6 8 (16.33%) XML
7 6 (12.24%) FusionCharts
8 5 (10.20%) XHTML
9 4 (8.16%) WCF
9 4 (8.16%) Silverlight
10 3 (6.12%) Highcharts JS
10 3 (6.12%) Qt
10 3 (6.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (6.12%) WPF
11 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.08%) Kendo UI
11 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (2.04%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) N-Tier
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Data Structures
3 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.16%) Life Science
4 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Statistics
6 1 (2.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) SDLC
3 9 (18.37%) OOD
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.29%) UML
4 7 (14.29%) OO
5 6 (12.24%) Data Security
6 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) Open Source
8 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.12%) Web Development
8 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.12%) Content Management
9 2 (4.08%) Information Management
9 2 (4.08%) MVVM
9 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) C#
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) C++
3 14 (28.57%) VB
4 13 (26.53%) VB.NET
4 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) C
6 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 6 (12.24%) Java
7 4 (8.16%) XAML
8 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.08%) VBScript
8 2 (4.08%) VBA
9 1 (2.04%) Python
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 12 (24.49%) Telerik
4 4 (8.16%) Intergraph
5 3 (6.12%) Aquila
6 1 (2.04%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.04%) Nintex
6 1 (2.04%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) Embarcadero
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.04%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Serena
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