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 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
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 - 12
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 8.97% - 5.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 45.16% - 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Median daily rate £325 - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
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 Portsmouth with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 31 35 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 19.87% 23.33% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 12
Median daily rate £365 £463 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.08% +54.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +89.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £55.00 £34.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Portsmouth

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

1 25 (100.00%) MVC
2 23 (92.00%) C#
2 23 (92.00%) .NET
3 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
5 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (72.00%) XML
7 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (60.00%) SQL
8 15 (60.00%) Windows
8 15 (60.00%) Web Services
9 14 (56.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (52.00%) CSS
10 13 (52.00%) Scrum
11 11 (44.00%) Telerik
11 11 (44.00%) Ajax
11 11 (44.00%) HTML
12 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
12 10 (40.00%) WCF
12 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (40.00%) SDLC
13 9 (36.00%) XML Messaging
13 9 (36.00%) Java
13 9 (36.00%) C++
13 9 (36.00%) MFC
13 9 (36.00%) MySQL
13 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
14 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
14 8 (32.00%) Web Development
14 8 (32.00%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) IMAP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) MySQL
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (68.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (48.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 11 (44.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (44.00%) C# Developer
5 9 (36.00%) C++ Developer
5 9 (36.00%) C++/Java Developer
5 9 (36.00%) Java Developer
6 8 (32.00%) Web Developer
7 6 (24.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 6 (24.00%) Software Developer
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (12.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (12.00%) C++ Software Developer
9 3 (12.00%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (8.00%) C Developer
10 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) XML
3 15 (60.00%) Web Services
4 13 (52.00%) CSS
5 11 (44.00%) Ajax
5 11 (44.00%) HTML
6 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (40.00%) WCF
7 9 (36.00%) MFC
7 9 (36.00%) XML Messaging
8 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (32.00%) jQuery
8 8 (32.00%) Kendo UI
9 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
10 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (24.00%) LINQ
10 6 (24.00%) LINQ to SQL
10 6 (24.00%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (24.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (20.00%) W3C
3 3 (12.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) MVC
2 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) Scrum
4 10 (40.00%) SDLC
5 8 (32.00%) Dependency Injection
5 8 (32.00%) Web Development
6 6 (24.00%) API Development
7 5 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (20.00%) OOP
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
9 3 (12.00%) Code Coverage
9 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
9 3 (12.00%) Data Transformation
9 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (12.00%) Validation
10 1 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) C++
4 9 (36.00%) Java
5 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
6 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Telerik
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