Period
to 22 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 90 86
Rank change year-on-year -27 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 58 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.64% 2.41% 2.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.64% 12.62% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 35
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £310 £308 £283
90th Percentile £532 £494 £438
South East median daily rate £460 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 23
Hampshire median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.80% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £51.25 £36.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £44.50 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +32.53% -7.78% +5.26%

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 671 705 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 18.92% 19.11% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 440 232
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £258
90th Percentile £550 £551 £535
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 40
Hampshire median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £22.95 £31.90 £31.95
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.25 £46.07
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -5 20 £363 +3.57% 2
Southampton +1 9 £400 -15.79% 6
Basingstoke +3 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Farnborough -7 4 £425 - 1
Eastleigh +1 3 - -
Fareham -3 2 - -
Hook -7 2 £450 +8.43%
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 51 (87.93%) C#
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 34 (58.62%) JavaScript
3 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (53.45%) .NET
5 29 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 27 (46.55%) Web Services
7 23 (39.66%) CSS
7 23 (39.66%) MVC
8 20 (34.48%) SQL
8 20 (34.48%) HTML
9 19 (32.76%) Telerik
9 19 (32.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (32.76%) REST
10 16 (27.59%) Kendo UI
10 16 (27.59%) TypeScript
11 14 (24.14%) Dependency Injection
11 14 (24.14%) OOP
12 13 (22.41%) Web Development
13 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
13 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
13 12 (20.69%) SOAP
13 12 (20.69%) XML
13 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET
13 12 (20.69%) Ajax
14 11 (18.97%) Azure
14 11 (18.97%) BDD
15 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
15 10 (17.24%) Selenium
15 10 (17.24%) Scenario Testing

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 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Azure
2 2 (3.45%) AWS
2 2 (3.45%) npm
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.45%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.24%) Selenium
3 6 (10.34%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.90%) JMeter
5 2 (3.45%) Grunt
5 2 (3.45%) gulp
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (3.45%) webpack
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.72%) Avionics
2 1 (1.72%) Military
2 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.17%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (53.45%) .NET
2 27 (46.55%) Web Services
3 23 (39.66%) CSS
4 20 (34.48%) HTML
5 19 (32.76%) REST
6 16 (27.59%) Kendo UI
7 12 (20.69%) Ajax
7 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET
7 12 (20.69%) SOAP
7 12 (20.69%) XML
8 9 (15.52%) JSON
9 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (12.07%) .NET Core
10 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
11 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (10.34%) Razor View Engine
12 5 (8.62%) HTML5
12 5 (8.62%) jQuery
12 5 (8.62%) Redux
12 5 (8.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) MVC
3 14 (24.14%) Dependency Injection
3 14 (24.14%) OOP
4 13 (22.41%) Web Development
5 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.97%) BDD
7 10 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 8 (13.79%) TDD
9 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Defect Management
10 6 (10.34%) DevOps
10 6 (10.34%) ETL
10 6 (10.34%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (10.34%) OO
10 6 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (87.93%) C#
2 34 (58.62%) JavaScript
3 20 (34.48%) SQL
4 16 (27.59%) TypeScript
5 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
6 6 (10.34%) Python
7 4 (6.90%) C++
8 3 (5.17%) C
8 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.45%) Java
9 2 (3.45%) Java 8
9 2 (3.45%) VB
9 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.76%) Telerik
3 2 (3.45%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (3.45%) Databricks
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.72%) Capita