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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.67% 1.19% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.37% 5.33% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median 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 £400 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
49 75 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.00% 22.26% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 56 39
Median daily rate £350 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.28%

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 25 May 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Use Case
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Puppet
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) VMS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) WinForms
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) HDInsight
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) GoogleTest
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL DBA
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) VMS
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat