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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.79% 1.17% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.60% 5.00% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +15.55%
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
43 100 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.98% 23.47% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 67 32
Average daily rate £349 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £410 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 29 April 2016, 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 (84.62%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) C++
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) WCF
7 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
7 4 (30.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (30.77%) DevOps
8 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 3 (23.08%) Moq
8 3 (23.08%) Network Security
8 3 (23.08%) OOD
8 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) Use Case
9 2 (15.38%) LINQ
9 2 (15.38%) SCCM
9 2 (15.38%) SCOM
9 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 2 (15.38%) Degree
9 2 (15.38%) Physics

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (15.38%) HDInsight
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Moq
2 2 (15.38%) Jasmine
2 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (7.69%) GoogleTest
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Azure SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) WCF
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) COM
3 2 (15.38%) LINQ
3 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) STL
3 2 (15.38%) WinForms
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (15.38%) Physics
1 2 (15.38%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) VMS
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) OOD
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) RAD
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Embarcadero
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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