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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.93% 0.87% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 66.67% 6.25% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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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
12 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.89% 13.91% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Average daily rate £363 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £490 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
4 5 (55.56%) Silverlight
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle
7 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 2 (22.22%) V-Model
7 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) TDD
7 2 (22.22%) MS Project
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
8 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (11.11%) MFC
8 1 (11.11%) C++
8 1 (11.11%) HTML
8 1 (11.11%) Java
8 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Software Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) Silverlight
4 1 (11.11%) wxWidgets
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) MFC
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
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