Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 96 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 +28 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 83 81 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.33% 2.07% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.40% 12.42% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 36
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £302 £298 £283
90th Percentile £475 £446 £376
South East median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 14
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £39.75 £37.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £49.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%

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 477 652 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 13.39% 16.68% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 381 442
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.64% +1.41%
10th Percentile £254 £281 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 36
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £38.50 £32.81 £34.38
90th Percentile £48.84 £59.31 £50.63
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 33 £330 -17.50%
Southampton +17 16 £388 -8.82% 5
Fareham +3 7 £375 +25.00%
Basingstoke -24 7 £400 +4.92%
Havant 0 6 £355 -
Farnborough +5 3 £400 -3.03%
Andover +12 2 £475 +41.79%
Hook +7 2 £250 -25.48% 1
Winchester +4 1 - - 4
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 67 (80.72%) C#
2 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (63.86%) Microsoft
4 52 (62.65%) .NET
5 48 (57.83%) SQL Server
6 46 (55.42%) JavaScript
7 41 (49.40%) MVC
8 35 (42.17%) CSS
8 35 (42.17%) XML
9 31 (37.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (34.94%) HTML
11 25 (30.12%) Windows
11 25 (30.12%) Ajax
12 24 (28.92%) ASP.NET
12 24 (28.92%) SQL
12 24 (28.92%) SDLC
13 22 (26.51%) Web Services
13 22 (26.51%) WCF
14 21 (25.30%) TypeScript
15 20 (24.10%) REST
16 19 (22.89%) Git (software)
16 19 (22.89%) jQuery
16 19 (22.89%) Web Development
17 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
17 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 17 (20.48%) .NET Framework
18 17 (20.48%) C++
19 16 (19.28%) Degree
19 16 (19.28%) Scrum
19 16 (19.28%) Telerik

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 10 (12.05%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.61%) IIS
2 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.02%) PaaS
2 5 (6.02%) SaaS
3 4 (4.82%) IaaS
4 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.05%) Network Security
3 8 (9.64%) CTI
4 4 (4.82%) SNMP
4 4 (4.82%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.61%) DNS
5 3 (3.61%) IMAP
5 3 (3.61%) Internet
5 3 (3.61%) SMTP
6 2 (2.41%) 4G
6 2 (2.41%) Broadband
6 2 (2.41%) VoIP
7 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (57.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.82%) GIS
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.41%) SSDT
9 1 (1.20%) DTS
9 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (37.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (22.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.05%) WiX
4 9 (10.84%) Selenium
4 9 (10.84%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (9.64%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (7.23%) GDB
7 5 (6.02%) Eclipse
7 5 (6.02%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.82%) JIRA
8 4 (4.82%) Moq
8 4 (4.82%) MSTest
8 4 (4.82%) NetBeans
8 4 (4.82%) NUnit
8 4 (4.82%) StarTeam
8 4 (4.82%) webpack
9 3 (3.61%) FishEye
10 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (6.02%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (71.08%) Developer
2 32 (38.55%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.69%) C# Developer
4 13 (15.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 12 (14.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.46%) Software Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.82%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.82%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Network Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Development Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.61%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (62.65%) .NET
2 35 (42.17%) CSS
2 35 (42.17%) XML
3 29 (34.94%) HTML
4 25 (30.12%) Ajax
5 24 (28.92%) ASP.NET
6 22 (26.51%) WCF
6 22 (26.51%) Web Services
7 20 (24.10%) REST
8 19 (22.89%) jQuery
9 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (20.48%) .NET Framework
11 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (18.07%) Entity Framework
12 14 (16.87%) Kendo UI
13 13 (15.66%) LINQ
14 12 (14.46%) JSON
14 12 (14.46%) LINQ to SQL
15 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.84%) User Experience
3 4 (4.82%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.41%) W3C
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Fintech
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Android
3 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.41%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (49.40%) MVC
3 24 (28.92%) SDLC
4 19 (22.89%) Web Development
5 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
6 16 (19.28%) Scrum
7 15 (18.07%) Dependency Injection
7 15 (18.07%) OOP
8 14 (16.87%) OWASP
9 12 (14.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.05%) Multithreading
11 10 (12.05%) OOD
12 9 (10.84%) API Development
13 8 (9.64%) Requirements Management
14 5 (6.02%) DevOps
14 5 (6.02%) OO
14 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
14 5 (6.02%) UML
15 4 (4.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 67 (80.72%) C#
2 46 (55.42%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 21 (25.30%) TypeScript
5 17 (20.48%) C++
6 6 (7.23%) Python
6 6 (7.23%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.02%) Java
8 4 (4.82%) ES6
8 4 (4.82%) F#
8 4 (4.82%) Lua
8 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.61%) Ruby
10 2 (2.41%) C
11 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Degree
2 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
3 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (63.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) Telerik
3 4 (4.82%) ESRI
4 3 (3.61%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) Motorola
5 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com