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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 72 104
Rank change year-on-year +1 +32  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.94% 2.04% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.28% 12.35% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 12
Median daily rate £366 £335 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% +12.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 186 324 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 10.59% 16.51% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 197 205
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £43.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £59.31 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Hampshire over the 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 - 15 £325 - 4
Basingstoke -3 4 £400 - 2
Hook +8 2 £332 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £413 - 1
Southampton -2 1 £413 +3.12% 2
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £388 - 2
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 52 (83.87%) C#
2 45 (72.58%) .NET
3 36 (58.06%) Microsoft
4 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (54.84%) SQL Server
6 31 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (48.39%) Windows
8 29 (46.77%) MVC
9 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
10 25 (40.32%) XML
11 24 (38.71%) SQL
12 20 (32.26%) CSS
12 20 (32.26%) Web Services
12 20 (32.26%) WCF
12 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
13 19 (30.65%) SDLC
14 18 (29.03%) .NET Framework
14 18 (29.03%) ASP.NET
14 18 (29.03%) C++
15 17 (27.42%) Scrum
15 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
16 16 (25.81%) Entity Framework
16 16 (25.81%) Ajax
16 16 (25.81%) jQuery
16 16 (25.81%) HTML
17 12 (19.35%) Java
17 12 (19.35%) LINQ
17 12 (19.35%) Telerik
17 12 (19.35%) Dependency Injection
17 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API

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 7 (11.29%) IIS
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) PaaS
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 2 (3.23%) 4G
3 2 (3.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.61%) IMAP
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.13%) MySQL
2 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (3.23%) GIS
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.61%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (16.13%) Eclipse
3 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.06%) JIRA
5 3 (4.84%) GDB
5 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (3.23%) Hudson
6 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.23%) MSI
6 2 (3.23%) NuGet
6 2 (3.23%) NUnit
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium
6 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.23%) WiX
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (74.19%) Developer
2 20 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Software Developer
4 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 12 (19.35%) C# Developer
5 11 (17.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (16.13%) C++ Developer
6 10 (16.13%) C++/Java Developer
6 10 (16.13%) Java Developer
7 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
7 8 (12.90%) Web Developer
8 6 (9.68%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (8.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (8.06%) C# Web Developer
10 4 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) C# Software Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Developer
11 3 (4.84%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (72.58%) .NET
2 25 (40.32%) XML
3 20 (32.26%) CSS
3 20 (32.26%) WCF
3 20 (32.26%) Web Services
4 18 (29.03%) .NET Framework
4 18 (29.03%) ASP.NET
5 16 (25.81%) Ajax
5 16 (25.81%) Entity Framework
5 16 (25.81%) HTML
5 16 (25.81%) jQuery
6 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (19.35%) LINQ
7 11 (17.74%) REST
8 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (16.13%) Kendo UI
8 10 (16.13%) LINQ to SQL
8 10 (16.13%) MFC
8 10 (16.13%) XML Messaging
9 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Client/Server
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) W3C
4 4 (6.45%) Replication
5 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Android
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) MVC
3 19 (30.65%) SDLC
4 17 (27.42%) Scrum
5 12 (19.35%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
6 11 (17.74%) Web Development
7 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) UML
9 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.68%) API Development
10 6 (9.68%) Change Control
11 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.06%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (8.06%) OOP
12 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
12 4 (6.45%) Migration
12 4 (6.45%) TDD
12 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
12 4 (6.45%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) C#
2 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 24 (38.71%) SQL
4 18 (29.03%) C++
5 12 (19.35%) Java
6 9 (14.52%) TypeScript
7 8 (12.90%) C
8 4 (6.45%) VB
9 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.84%) Python
9 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.61%) Ada
10 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.61%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
5 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.84%) MCSE
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Telerik
3 4 (6.45%) Xamarin
4 3 (4.84%) Nintex
5 2 (3.23%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) Infoflex
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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