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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 63 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 2.38% 3.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.51% 18.11% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 21
Median daily rate £325 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -17.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
94 127 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.28% 13.15% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 74
Median daily rate £350 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes 0 5 £325 -2.98% 5
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) CRM
5 6 (31.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) JIRA
6 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.79%) Retail
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) UML
8 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
8 3 (15.79%) ERP
8 3 (15.79%) ISEB
8 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) C++

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) IGMP
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) SSDT
5 1 (5.26%) GIS
5 1 (5.26%) Power BI
5 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.53%) MSTest
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) GDB
4 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.26%) Mockito
4 1 (5.26%) Moq
4 1 (5.26%) NUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) CRM Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modeller
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (10.53%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Java EE
6 1 (5.26%) JavaFX
6 1 (5.26%) JPA
6 1 (5.26%) JSP
6 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
1 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
1 2 (10.53%) VxWorks
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) UML
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) QNX
3 1 (5.26%) Luciad