The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 16 - 15
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.96% - 3.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 37.93% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £348 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +19.00%  

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 29 17 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 18.35% 16.04% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 1
Median daily rate £381 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +25.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Portsmouth

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Portsmouth

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) .NET
3 14 (82.35%) MVC
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 12 (70.59%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (64.71%) Telerik
5 11 (64.71%) XML
5 11 (64.71%) SQL
6 10 (58.82%) Scrum
7 9 (52.94%) XML Messaging
7 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
7 9 (52.94%) MFC
7 9 (52.94%) MySQL
7 9 (52.94%) C++
7 9 (52.94%) Java
7 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
8 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
8 8 (47.06%) Linux
9 7 (41.18%) Web Services
9 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
9 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
9 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
9 7 (41.18%) JIRA
9 7 (41.18%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (35.29%) Data Transformation
10 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (35.29%) SDLC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
3 7 (41.18%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) git-flow
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C++ Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C++/Java Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Java Developer
3 6 (35.29%) C++ Software Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Java Software Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Software Developer
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Web Developer
5 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (11.76%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (5.88%) C Developer
8 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) XML
3 9 (52.94%) MFC
3 9 (52.94%) XML Messaging
4 7 (41.18%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) WCF
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) Kendo UI
7 4 (23.53%) Ajax
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (17.65%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (11.76%) HTML5
9 2 (11.76%) JSON
9 2 (11.76%) REST
10 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
2 6 (35.29%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) MVC
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (35.29%) Code Coverage
5 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
5 6 (35.29%) Data Transformation
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (35.29%) SDLC
5 6 (35.29%) Validation
6 5 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (29.41%) Web Development
7 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) Wireframes
8 2 (11.76%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.88%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 1 (5.88%) UML
9 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) C++
3 9 (52.94%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) TypeScript
6 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Telerik
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) VMware