The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 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 29 March 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 / Farnborough
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Farnborough - 1.30% 1.98%
As % of the Development Applications category - 11.11% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Farnborough with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Farnborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 14.67% 11.69% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Median daily rate - £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £72.89 £38.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.81% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £38.00 £35.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.62 £38.00 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Farnborough 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 Farnborough

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Farnborough

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Farnborough region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) EAI
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Systems Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) EAI
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SAP