Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 6 months to 17 November 2018 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 75 88
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13 +36
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 104 84 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.81% 2.35% 2.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.23% 17.39% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 55
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £302 £299
90th Percentile £525 £475 £445
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.97% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26.13 £37.50 £37.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.33 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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

All Development Application Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 786 483 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 21.23% 13.53% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 251 385
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% - +7.64%
10th Percentile £319 £258 £281
90th Percentile £550 £538 £510
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 34
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £44.56 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +1.85% +2.94%
10th Percentile £21.68 £37.50 £32.81
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.71 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.11% +9.76% -3.53%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in Hampshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth -14 35 £350 +6.06% 2
Havant +11 22 £525 +47.89% 1
Southampton -21 12 £450 +16.13% 6
Farnborough -6 8 £475 +18.75% 2
Eastleigh - 7 £475 - 1
Hook +8 5 £375 +50.00% 1
Fareham -10 2 £390 +4.00%
Gosport - 2 £375 -
Winchester - 1 £350 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 61 (58.65%) C#
1 61 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 57 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 53 (50.96%) .NET
5 46 (44.23%) JavaScript
6 34 (32.69%) .NET Framework
7 33 (31.73%) MVC
7 33 (31.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (30.77%) HTML
8 32 (30.77%) CSS
8 32 (30.77%) Windows
9 30 (28.85%) SQL
9 30 (28.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (26.92%) ASP.NET
11 24 (23.08%) IIS
11 24 (23.08%) API Development
12 23 (22.12%) jQuery
13 22 (21.15%) WCF
13 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (21.15%) Entity Framework
13 22 (21.15%) Web Services
14 21 (20.19%) LINQ
14 21 (20.19%) XML
14 21 (20.19%) Internet
15 19 (18.27%) JSON
16 18 (17.31%) Git (software)
16 18 (17.31%) DevOps
17 17 (16.35%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 24 (23.08%) IIS
2 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.96%) CMS
8 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.42%) PaaS
3 14 (13.46%) IaaS
4 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.88%) Office 365
5 3 (2.88%) SaaS
6 2 (1.92%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.92%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.92%) Serverless
7 1 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.96%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.19%) Internet
2 17 (16.35%) DNS
3 11 (10.58%) Firewall
4 10 (9.62%) IMAP
4 10 (9.62%) SMTP
5 6 (5.77%) Kerberos
5 6 (5.77%) SSL
5 6 (5.77%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.88%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.88%) HTTP
6 3 (2.88%) SNMP
7 2 (1.92%) Broadband
7 2 (1.92%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.96%) ICMP
8 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.88%) Big Data
5 3 (2.88%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.88%) DTS
5 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.88%) SSDT
6 2 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.92%) MySQL
6 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.92%) Power BI
7 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (28.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (17.31%) Git (software)
3 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 12 (11.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (8.65%) InstallShield
6 6 (5.77%) Fiddler
6 6 (5.77%) Selenium
7 5 (4.81%) JIRA
8 4 (3.85%) Appium
8 4 (3.85%) NUnit
9 3 (2.88%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (2.88%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (2.88%) webpack
10 2 (1.92%) Protractor
11 1 (0.96%) Grunt
11 1 (0.96%) Subversion
11 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Automotive
2 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (50.00%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.42%) Software Developer
4 14 (13.46%) Full Stack Developer
5 13 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Software Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Team Leader
7 8 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Administrator
8 6 (5.77%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (4.81%) Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.85%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (3.85%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.88%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (50.96%) .NET
2 34 (32.69%) .NET Framework
3 33 (31.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 32 (30.77%) CSS
4 32 (30.77%) HTML
5 28 (26.92%) ASP.NET
6 23 (22.12%) jQuery
7 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (21.15%) Entity Framework
7 22 (21.15%) WCF
7 22 (21.15%) Web Services
8 21 (20.19%) LINQ
8 21 (20.19%) XML
9 19 (18.27%) JSON
10 15 (14.42%) .NET Core
10 15 (14.42%) LINQ to SQL
11 14 (13.46%) RequireJS
12 12 (11.54%) SOAP
13 11 (10.58%) Ajax
14 9 (8.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 8 (7.69%) W3C
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.81%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.77%) Windows
2 17 (16.35%) Linux
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.88%) Unix
4 3 (2.88%) VxWorks
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) MVC
3 24 (23.08%) API Development
4 18 (17.31%) DevOps
5 17 (16.35%) Scrum
6 15 (14.42%) OO
7 14 (13.46%) Waterfall
8 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 12 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (11.54%) TDD
10 11 (10.58%) Inversion of Control
10 11 (10.58%) Migration
10 11 (10.58%) OOA/OOD
10 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.62%) SDLC
12 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.69%) Analytics
14 7 (6.73%) Stress Testing
15 6 (5.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (58.65%) C#
2 46 (44.23%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.85%) SQL
4 16 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.85%) C++
7 3 (2.88%) C
8 2 (1.92%) ES6
8 2 (1.92%) Perl
8 2 (1.92%) Python
8 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) MCSE
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) Terraform
2 12 (11.54%) Ansible
2 12 (11.54%) CloudForms
2 12 (11.54%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) Trend Micro
3 5 (4.81%) Telerik
4 4 (3.85%) Perfecto Mobile
5 3 (2.88%) HP
5 3 (2.88%) Nintex
6 1 (0.96%) Databricks
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) Tableau