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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 17 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.62% 3.17% 6.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.48% 17.39% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £374 £363 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +17.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £333 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £393 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.83 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% +41.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +23.07%

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
29 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 19.21% 18.25% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 3
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £11.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+273.91% -63.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £11.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.56 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

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 26 February 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 15 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) MVC
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) Telerik
4 11 (73.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (66.67%) Scrum
5 10 (66.67%) Windows
5 10 (66.67%) SQL
6 9 (60.00%) XML
6 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) XML Messaging
7 7 (46.67%) Web Services
7 7 (46.67%) MFC
7 7 (46.67%) MySQL
7 7 (46.67%) C++
7 7 (46.67%) Java
7 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (46.67%) Eclipse
7 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
7 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
8 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (40.00%) LAN
8 6 (40.00%) Validation
8 6 (40.00%) Code Coverage
8 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (40.00%) HTML

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (46.67%) Eclipse
3 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) git-flow
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C++ Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C++/Java Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Java Software Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (33.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
6 3 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (13.33%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) MFC
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) XML Messaging
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) WCF
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) Kendo UI
6 4 (26.67%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (13.33%) HTML5
8 2 (13.33%) JSON
8 2 (13.33%) REST
9 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
2 6 (40.00%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) MVC
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Code Coverage
4 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (40.00%) Data Transformation
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (40.00%) SDLC
4 6 (40.00%) Validation
5 5 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (33.33%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) Wireframes
7 2 (13.33%) OOP
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) UML
8 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Telerik
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) VMware