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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.63% 1.82% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.55% 16.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £26.09 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
44 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 22.45% 10.91% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 11
Median daily rate £400 £475 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +61.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £26.09 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.89% -42.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (76.92%) DevOps
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Telerik
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) MFC
6 2 (15.38%) MySQL
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) MFC
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Kendo UI
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Code Coverage
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Telerik