The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 37 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.48% 0.32% 2.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 5.88% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £400 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 30 17 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 7.41% 5.45% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 29
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £334 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £625 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Basingstoke

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Basingstoke

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Basingstoke

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) GDB
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) SaaS
3 4 (50.00%) Android
3 4 (50.00%) User Experience
3 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Infoflex
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) Motorola
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (12.50%) SOLID
5 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 4 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) GDB
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Android
1 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SOLID
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Infoflex
1 2 (25.00%) Motorola
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft