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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.78% 1.56% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 10.87% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
117 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 30.39% 14.38% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 33 11
Average daily rate £323 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.15% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) wxWidgets
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) MFC
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) ASN.1
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) MFC
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) wxWidgets
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) AOP
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle