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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 19 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.96% 3.79% 2.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 41.18% 16.13% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £363 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +29.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.83 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% +41.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £47.83 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £47.83 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
17 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 12.06% 23.48% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 3
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

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 16 January 2017, 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 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (50.00%) DevOps
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) MVC
6 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Telerik
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (27.78%) Data Transformation
7 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) XML Messaging
7 5 (27.78%) Replication
7 5 (27.78%) JIRA
7 5 (27.78%) WCF
7 5 (27.78%) Validation
7 5 (27.78%) Code Coverage
7 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
7 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
7 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
7 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
7 5 (27.78%) LAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) git-flow
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Java Software Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C++ Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C++/Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 1 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) MFC
2 5 (27.78%) WCF
2 5 (27.78%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) XML Messaging
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) Kendo UI
5 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Code Coverage
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 5 (27.78%) Data Transformation
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 5 (27.78%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (5.56%) MVVM
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Wireframes
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) VMware