Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 125 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 -25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 54 42 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.48% 1.14% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.15% 7.95% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 35
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.70% -1.43%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £290
90th Percentile £427 £456 £423
South East median daily rate £400 £393 £360
% change year-on-year +1.91% +9.03% -7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £42.03 £24.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £54.25 £48.75 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +7.06% -2.86% +45.83%

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 532 528 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 14.62% 14.32% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 297 419
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £461
South East median daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 38
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +17.33%
10th Percentile £42.00 £23.85 £32.16
90th Percentile £50.78 £72.09 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £41.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.82% +17.33%

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 February 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 February 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
Southampton +22 17 £388 -8.82% 4
Portsmouth 0 12 £320 -14.38% 4
Havant -2 8 £355 -
Winchester +6 4 £382 - 1
Fareham -5 2 £400 +33.33%
Hook +6 1 - -
Basingstoke -20 1 £475 +8.57% 2
Lyndhurst - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 44 (81.48%) C#
2 32 (59.26%) .NET
3 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 23 (42.59%) MVC
6 21 (38.89%) HTML
7 20 (37.04%) CSS
7 20 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (35.19%) XML
8 19 (35.19%) jQuery
9 18 (33.33%) SQL
9 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 16 (29.63%) C++
11 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
11 13 (24.07%) Software Engineering
12 12 (22.22%) .NET Framework
13 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
13 11 (20.37%) NUnit
14 10 (18.52%) Windows
14 10 (18.52%) OOD
15 9 (16.67%) WCF
15 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
15 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
15 9 (16.67%) SDLC
16 8 (14.81%) HTML5
16 8 (14.81%) WiX
16 8 (14.81%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (14.81%) Selenium

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 8 (14.81%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.41%) CMS
3 4 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Network Security
1 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.96%) CTI
3 2 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.70%) Power BI
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.85%) DB2
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.37%) NUnit
3 8 (14.81%) Selenium
3 8 (14.81%) WiX
4 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (11.11%) JIRA
6 3 (5.56%) ClearCase
6 3 (5.56%) ClearQuest
6 3 (5.56%) FishEye
6 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (3.70%) Rational Rose
7 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.85%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.85%) MSI
8 1 (1.85%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (1.85%) Subversion
8 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) Software Engineer
3 12 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 10 (18.52%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) SharePoint Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Scrum Master
7 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
9 1 (1.85%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (59.26%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) HTML
3 20 (37.04%) CSS
4 19 (35.19%) jQuery
4 19 (35.19%) XML
5 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
6 12 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (16.67%) WCF
8 8 (14.81%) HTML5
9 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 6 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 6 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (11.11%) LINQ
10 5 (9.26%) Ajax
10 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.26%) CSS3
10 5 (9.26%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (9.26%) React
11 4 (7.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.85%) Fintech
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) VMS
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) MVC
3 13 (24.07%) Software Engineering
4 10 (18.52%) OOD
5 9 (16.67%) SDLC
5 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.81%) Multithreading
6 8 (14.81%) OO
6 8 (14.81%) OWASP
7 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 5 (9.26%) UML
9 4 (7.41%) API Development
9 4 (7.41%) Coaching
9 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.41%) Release Management
9 4 (7.41%) Web Development
10 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) C#
2 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 18 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) C++
5 6 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.41%) C
8 3 (5.56%) Python
9 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.70%) VB
9 2 (3.70%) VBA
9 2 (3.70%) VBScript
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) Java
10 1 (1.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.85%) zsh
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Telerik
3 4 (7.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.85%) ILOG
4 1 (1.85%) Lotus
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com