The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.19% 1.56% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.63% 9.43% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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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 Southampton region.

Development Applications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
71 53 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.19% 16.56% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 8
Average daily rate £375 £338 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Southampton region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Southampton region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) IronPython
3 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
3 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
4 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) InfoPath
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Telerik
5 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) XHTML
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) WebSockets

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) InfoPath
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) Modbus
1 3 (27.27%) MQTT
2 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) C# Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Python Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) XHTML
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) WebSockets
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
2 1 (9.09%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Content Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) RAD
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) IronPython
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Telerik
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Nintex
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Embarcadero