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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 13 15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - 4.90% 3.85%
As % of the Development Applications category - 26.32% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
36 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 27.27% 18.63% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 5
Median daily rate £463 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £340 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £13.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+246.15% -72.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £13.00 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £34.57 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

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 29 May 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) XAML
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) MCAD
4 1 (25.00%) MCSD
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) XAML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCAD
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSD
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware