The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.92% 4.26% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 66.67% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £363 £309 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Visual Studio
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Development Applications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
28 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.44% 6.38% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 7
Average daily rate £370 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Portsmouth region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Portsmouth region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
3 9 (75.00%) WPF
3 9 (75.00%) UML
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) Workflow
6 4 (33.33%) WCF
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) MVVM
6 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (25.00%) User Experience
7 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
7 3 (25.00%) Middleware
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) WPF
2 4 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) UML
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) MVVM
4 4 (33.33%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 1 (8.33%) ERD
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) XAML
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCAD
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSD
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) VMware