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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 16 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.83% 4.12% -
As % of the Development Applications category 38.89% 36.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£334 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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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
18 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.00% 11.34% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate £330 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) Silverlight
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) Process Management
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Management
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (20.00%) Military
7 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (20.00%) HTML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Military
1 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 3 (30.00%) Programmer
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (10.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Process Management
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe