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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.08% 4.75% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.89% 19.23% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £300 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -15.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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 Southampton region.

Development Applications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
38 78 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 13.62% 24.68% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 49
Median daily rate £450 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £401 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton 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 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 3 December 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (25.00%) React
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) Full Text Search
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) WiX
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) Breeze.js
3 1 (25.00%) Durandal
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Express
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Full Text Search
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (25.00%) MapR
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy