Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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 > Southampton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 53 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.37% 0.78% 2.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.78% 6.56% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Southampton median daily rate £388 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +41.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £369 £334 £290
90th Percentile £396 £461 £319
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Southampton median hourly rate £44.12 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.02 - £36.25
90th Percentile £49.22 - £47.72
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 77 61 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 16.21% 11.84% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 86
Southampton median daily rate £388 £425 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +24.54% -2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £276
90th Percentile £525 £515 £407
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £388 £355
% change year-on-year - +9.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 10
Southampton median hourly rate £45.39 £39.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -6.02% -2.35%
10th Percentile £42.05 £37.00 £35.88
90th Percentile £50.87 £41.00 £47.57
Hampshire median hourly rate £44.56 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.94% +6.25%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) C++
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (68.75%) XML
5 10 (62.50%) Windows
5 10 (62.50%) .NET
5 10 (62.50%) OOD
5 10 (62.50%) WCF
5 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
5 10 (62.50%) Network Security
5 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (62.50%) OWASP
5 10 (62.50%) WiX
5 10 (62.50%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (50.00%) CTI
6 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (37.50%) Degree
8 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) UML
10 3 (18.75%) JIRA
10 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
10 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (18.75%) FishEye
10 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Python

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (62.50%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Network Security
1 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) CTI
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) WiX
2 3 (18.75%) FishEye
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Development Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) Redux
4 1 (6.25%) ActiveX
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) MFC
4 1 (6.25%) OLE
4 1 (6.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
2 10 (62.50%) OOD
2 10 (62.50%) OWASP
3 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) VB
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) zsh
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian