The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 33 40 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.38% 0.36% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 2.56% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 20 39 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 7.66% 13.93% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 65
Median daily rate £396 £349 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% -8.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £274 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £418 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Southampton

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Southampton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Pentaho
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Pentaho
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) NuGet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) SignalR
1 1 (33.33%) STL
1 1 (33.33%) Task Parallel Library
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) MapR
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin