The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.36% 3.05% 2.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.72% 27.69% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 16
Average daily rate £325 £395 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £326 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Visual Studio
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
111 130 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.40% 11.01% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 50
Average daily rate £325 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 17 £330 -15.38%
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 39 (76.47%) C#
2 38 (74.51%) .NET
3 28 (54.90%) HTML
4 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
4 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (39.22%) XML
6 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
7 18 (35.29%) CSS
8 17 (33.33%) Finance
9 13 (25.49%) SQL
10 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
10 11 (21.57%) TDD
10 11 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (19.61%) BDD
11 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
11 10 (19.61%) Selenium
12 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
12 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
12 9 (17.65%) WCF
12 9 (17.65%) Scrum
13 8 (15.69%) WPF
13 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (15.69%) jQuery
13 8 (15.69%) Visualisation
14 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
14 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
14 7 (13.73%) SOAP
14 7 (13.73%) Java

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.84%) CICS
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Intranet
2 2 (3.92%) FTP
2 2 (3.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) Big Data
3 4 (7.84%) Easytrieve
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (19.61%) Selenium
3 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.84%) VersionOne
5 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) .NET Developer
4 10 (19.61%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (19.61%) C# Developer
4 10 (19.61%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
7 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Designer
7 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (74.51%) .NET
2 28 (54.90%) HTML
3 20 (39.22%) XML
4 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
5 18 (35.29%) CSS
6 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
7 9 (17.65%) WCF
8 8 (15.69%) jQuery
8 8 (15.69%) WPF
9 7 (13.73%) SOAP
10 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (11.76%) Web Services
11 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
11 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (9.80%) D3.js
11 5 (9.80%) Three.js
11 5 (9.80%) WebGL
11 5 (9.80%) XSLT
12 4 (7.84%) ISPF
12 4 (7.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (15.69%) Visualisation
2 5 (9.80%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.84%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.84%) VSAM
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) TDD
3 10 (19.61%) BDD
4 9 (17.65%) Scrum
5 7 (13.73%) MVC
5 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.80%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (9.80%) UML
8 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.84%) DevOps
8 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.84%) MVVM
8 4 (7.84%) System Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 2 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (76.47%) C#
2 13 (25.49%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.73%) Java
5 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.80%) C++
7 4 (7.84%) Assembly Language
7 4 (7.84%) CLIST
7 4 (7.84%) COBOL
7 4 (7.84%) JCL
7 4 (7.84%) Perl
7 4 (7.84%) REXX
7 4 (7.84%) VBA
8 3 (5.88%) XAML
9 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.96%) C
10 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) CA
3 4 (7.84%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) BT
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