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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.52% 2.61% -
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 23.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
14 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.61% 11.30% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate £295 £288 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +7.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £288 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) D3.js
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) wxWidgets
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) MFC
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) ASN.1
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) D3.js
2 2 (33.33%) Ajax
2 2 (33.33%) wxWidgets
2 2 (33.33%) MFC
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Process Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft