Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 81 91
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 +47
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 91 82 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.48% 2.30% 2.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.85% 18.85% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 67
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% +11.79% +5.26%
10th Percentile £308 £278 £275
90th Percentile £494 £438 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £36.50 £37.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £46.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.26% +0.59%

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 708 435 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.29% 12.20% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 229 435
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.82% +2.34%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £281
90th Percentile £554 £534 £481
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 34
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31.90 £31.95 £36.08
90th Percentile £49.25 £46.07 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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 -13 27 £350 +7.69% 4
Southampton -4 14 £475 +15.15% 5
Havant - 13 - -
Hook +9 9 £415 +45.61%
Farnborough -15 4 £425 +6.25% 3
Winchester - 4 £400 -
Basingstoke +11 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Eastleigh +3 2 £475 -
Andover -8 2 £425 -10.53%
Fareham -9 1 £390 +4.00%
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 65 (71.43%) C#
2 51 (56.04%) Microsoft
3 47 (51.65%) SQL Server
4 43 (47.25%) .NET
5 40 (43.96%) JavaScript
6 39 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (32.97%) jQuery
9 29 (31.87%) .NET Framework
10 27 (29.67%) SQL
10 27 (29.67%) HTML
10 27 (29.67%) CSS
11 26 (28.57%) XML
12 25 (27.47%) IIS
13 24 (26.37%) Windows
13 24 (26.37%) MVC
14 22 (24.18%) SharePoint
14 22 (24.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
15 21 (23.08%) WCF
16 20 (21.98%) API Development
17 19 (20.88%) Web Services
17 19 (20.88%) Internet
17 19 (20.88%) PowerShell
18 18 (19.78%) Entity Framework
19 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
19 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
20 16 (17.58%) LINQ
21 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
21 15 (16.48%) Relational Database

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 25 (27.47%) IIS
2 22 (24.18%) SharePoint
3 12 (13.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (9.89%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (8.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.30%) Apache
6 3 (3.30%) Apache Pig
6 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.10%) CMS
8 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Functions
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) PaaS
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Serverless
4 1 (1.10%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Internet
2 13 (14.29%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) IMAP
3 9 (9.89%) SMTP
4 8 (8.79%) PuTTY
5 6 (6.59%) SNMP
6 4 (4.40%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.40%) Firewall
7 3 (3.30%) HTTP
7 3 (3.30%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.30%) SSL
7 3 (3.30%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.20%) 4G
8 2 (2.20%) AMQP
8 2 (2.20%) PPP
8 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (51.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.48%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.69%) Data Mining
5 5 (5.49%) Big Data
5 5 (5.49%) MySQL
6 4 (4.40%) DTS
6 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.30%) Apache Hive
7 3 (3.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.30%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (3.30%) Data Lake
7 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.30%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.30%) Impala
7 3 (3.30%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 39 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.99%) Selenium
2 10 (10.99%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (8.79%) InstallShield
4 7 (7.69%) NUnit
5 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.49%) JIRA
6 4 (4.40%) Appium
6 4 (4.40%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (4.40%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (3.30%) Fiddler
8 2 (2.20%) GDB
8 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.20%) StarTeam
9 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.10%) Moq
9 1 (1.10%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (1.10%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Electronics
2 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (64.84%) Developer
2 23 (25.27%) C# Developer
3 20 (21.98%) .NET Developer
4 15 (16.48%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (13.19%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) OSS Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (3.30%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Development Manager
9 3 (3.30%) SharePoint Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (47.25%) .NET
2 30 (32.97%) jQuery
3 29 (31.87%) .NET Framework
4 27 (29.67%) CSS
4 27 (29.67%) HTML
5 26 (28.57%) XML
6 22 (24.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (23.08%) WCF
8 19 (20.88%) Web Services
9 18 (19.78%) Entity Framework
10 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
11 16 (17.58%) LINQ
12 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (15.38%) LINQ to SQL
14 13 (14.29%) Ajax
14 13 (14.29%) RequireJS
15 11 (12.09%) .NET Core
16 10 (10.99%) SOAP
17 8 (8.79%) HTML5
18 7 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) W3C
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) User Experience
4 4 (4.40%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.20%) PKI
7 1 (1.10%) Animation
7 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.49%) Unix
5 4 (4.40%) VxWorks
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) MVC
3 20 (21.98%) API Development
4 12 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (13.19%) Workflow
5 11 (12.09%) OO
6 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.99%) TDD
6 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing
7 9 (9.89%) SDLC
7 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.79%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (8.79%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.69%) Migration
9 7 (7.69%) Scrum
10 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.59%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 65 (71.43%) C#
2 40 (43.96%) JavaScript
3 27 (29.67%) SQL
4 19 (20.88%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.89%) C++
6 6 (6.59%) C
7 4 (4.40%) Java
7 4 (4.40%) Perl
8 2 (2.20%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.20%) Python
8 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) MCSE
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.30%) Puppet
1 3 (3.30%) Terraform
2 1 (1.10%) Kibana
2 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (56.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) ComArch
2 4 (4.40%) Perfecto Mobile
3 3 (3.30%) HP
3 3 (3.30%) Nintex
3 3 (3.30%) Trend Micro
4 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.20%) Borland
4 2 (2.20%) Databricks
5 1 (1.10%) Capita
5 1 (1.10%) Freescale
5 1 (1.10%) ILOG
5 1 (1.10%) Remedy
5 1 (1.10%) Renesas
5 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.10%) Telerik