The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 1.52% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.24% 17.44% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
105 86 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.30% 8.72% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 62
Average daily rate £338 £350 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +13.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £315 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -2 11 £370 +5.71% 4
High Wycombe -1 1 £375 - 2
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - - 2
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 44 (88.00%) C#
2 38 (76.00%) .NET
3 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (72.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (52.00%) Scrum
7 23 (46.00%) TDD
7 23 (46.00%) Oracle
7 23 (46.00%) OO
7 23 (46.00%) Oracle Database
8 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
9 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
10 20 (40.00%) SQL
10 20 (40.00%) NUnit
11 17 (34.00%) Selenium
12 15 (30.00%) Finance
12 15 (30.00%) SOA
12 15 (30.00%) WCF
13 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
13 14 (28.00%) BDD
14 13 (26.00%) WebDriver
14 13 (26.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (26.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
16 11 (22.00%) SOAP
16 11 (22.00%) PhantomJS
16 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
17 10 (20.00%) N-Tier
18 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (10.00%) Content Management Server
3 3 (6.00%) Kentico
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) ColdFusion
4 2 (4.00%) CMS
4 2 (4.00%) Papyrus
4 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (72.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (40.00%) NUnit
3 17 (34.00%) Selenium
4 13 (26.00%) WebDriver
5 11 (22.00%) PhantomJS
5 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (14.00%) JMeter
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.00%) PhoneGap
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 16 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.00%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (76.00%) .NET
2 15 (30.00%) WCF
3 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
4 13 (26.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (22.00%) SOAP
7 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (10.00%) Velocity
9 3 (6.00%) Web Services
9 3 (6.00%) HTML
9 3 (6.00%) WPF
10 2 (4.00%) jQuery
10 2 (4.00%) HTML5
10 2 (4.00%) CSS
11 1 (2.00%) XML
11 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (2.00%) Ajax
11 1 (2.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.00%) Physics
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
2 3 (6.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (52.00%) Scrum
4 23 (46.00%) TDD
4 23 (46.00%) OO
5 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
6 15 (30.00%) SOA
7 14 (28.00%) BDD
8 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
9 8 (16.00%) MVC
10 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) Product Management
11 5 (10.00%) Content Management
12 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
13 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
14 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
14 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
14 2 (4.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.00%) VBScript
4 3 (6.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) VBA
6 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) PhD
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Oracle
2 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
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