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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South East / Hampshire
Rank 88 96 86
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.52% 1.19% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.81% 8.25% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 15
Median daily rate £375 £345 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £424 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +19.50%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 237 315 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 12.90% 14.48% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 206 182
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 16
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £37.50 £27.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.39 £40.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 11 £348 -
Fareham -3 6 - - 3
Basingstoke - 2 - - 3
Southampton +7 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Andover - 1 £400 -
Havant - 1 - -
Romsey - 1 £380 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 44 (93.62%) C#
2 40 (85.11%) .NET
3 28 (59.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
6 20 (42.55%) Windows
6 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
7 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
7 19 (40.43%) WCF
8 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
8 18 (38.30%) SQL
9 17 (36.17%) Web Services
9 17 (36.17%) MVC
9 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
10 15 (31.91%) XML
10 15 (31.91%) HTML
11 14 (29.79%) CSS
11 14 (29.79%) Scrum
12 13 (27.66%) Java
12 13 (27.66%) C++
13 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
13 11 (23.40%) Telerik
13 11 (23.40%) Entity Framework
14 10 (21.28%) REST
14 10 (21.28%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (21.28%) HTML5
14 10 (21.28%) MySQL
14 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
15 9 (19.15%) Linux
15 9 (19.15%) MFC

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 (12.77%) SharePoint
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) MySQL
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.26%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (4.26%) GIS
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.13%) Pentaho
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) Eclipse
3 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.89%) JIRA
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (4.26%) Hudson
6 2 (4.26%) MSI
6 2 (4.26%) NuGet
6 2 (4.26%) NUnit
6 2 (4.26%) Selenium
6 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.26%) WiX
7 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.13%) git-flow
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.13%) Electronics
1 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (91.49%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) Software Developer
3 9 (19.15%) C++ Developer
3 9 (19.15%) C++/Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.02%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.89%) C# Developer
6 6 (12.77%) C++ Software Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Web Developer
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Azure Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (4.26%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (85.11%) .NET
2 19 (40.43%) WCF
3 17 (36.17%) Web Services
4 15 (31.91%) HTML
4 15 (31.91%) XML
5 14 (29.79%) CSS
6 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
6 11 (23.40%) Entity Framework
7 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
7 10 (21.28%) HTML5
7 10 (21.28%) REST
8 9 (19.15%) Ajax
8 9 (19.15%) MFC
8 9 (19.15%) XML Messaging
9 7 (14.89%) Kendo UI
9 7 (14.89%) LINQ
10 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (12.77%) jQuery
11 5 (10.64%) NLog
11 5 (10.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.77%) Replication
3 5 (10.64%) User Experience
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) MVC
3 14 (29.79%) Scrum
4 10 (21.28%) Dependency Injection
5 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.02%) Web Development
6 7 (14.89%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (14.89%) Data Modelling
6 7 (14.89%) SDLC
7 6 (12.77%) Code Coverage
7 6 (12.77%) Data Transformation
7 6 (12.77%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.77%) Validation
8 5 (10.64%) TDD
9 4 (8.51%) SOLID
9 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.51%) UML
9 4 (8.51%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 44 (93.62%) C#
2 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) C++
3 13 (27.66%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
5 5 (10.64%) VB
6 3 (6.38%) C
7 2 (4.26%) Python
7 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Telerik
3 4 (8.51%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.26%) DevExpress
4 2 (4.26%) Infoflex
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) MapR
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
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