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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.87% 3.36% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.55% 32.41% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 3
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£388 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
137 108 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.23% 10.36% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 41
Average daily rate £390 £359 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.78% +31.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -11 23 £388 -0.64% 13
High Wycombe -2 3 £338 +18.42% 1
Newport Pagnell - 3 - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 51 (96.23%) .NET
2 50 (94.34%) C#
3 34 (64.15%) SQL Server
4 31 (58.49%) WCF
5 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (41.51%) SQL
7 21 (39.62%) TDD
7 21 (39.62%) jQuery
8 20 (37.74%) WPF
9 18 (33.96%) Scrum
10 16 (30.19%) MVC
11 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
11 15 (28.30%) MVVM
11 15 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET
13 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
13 13 (24.53%) OO
13 13 (24.53%) WinForms
14 12 (22.64%) T-SQL
14 12 (22.64%) CSS
15 11 (20.75%) HTML
15 11 (20.75%) SOA
15 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (20.75%) Kentico
15 11 (20.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 11 (20.75%) CMS
16 10 (18.87%) OOD
16 10 (18.87%) Windows
16 10 (18.87%) NUnit
17 9 (16.98%) Automated Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (20.75%) CMS
1 11 (20.75%) Kentico
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) SAS
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (64.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Ingres
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) NUnit
2 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (13.21%) MSTest
4 5 (9.43%) Toad
5 4 (7.55%) JIRA
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.89%) Moq
6 1 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (92.45%) Developer
2 17 (32.08%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.09%) WPF Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) CMS Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (1.89%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (1.89%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (1.89%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (1.89%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (1.89%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (96.23%) .NET
2 31 (58.49%) WCF
3 21 (39.62%) jQuery
4 20 (37.74%) WPF
5 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
6 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET
7 13 (24.53%) WinForms
8 12 (22.64%) CSS
9 11 (20.75%) HTML
9 11 (20.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (16.98%) Web Services
10 9 (16.98%) XML
11 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
11 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (13.21%) Castle Windsor
13 5 (9.43%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (9.43%) XHTML
13 5 (9.43%) NHibernate
13 5 (9.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.21%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.55%) Social Media
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) TDD
3 18 (33.96%) Scrum
4 16 (30.19%) MVC
5 15 (28.30%) MVVM
6 13 (24.53%) OO
7 11 (20.75%) SOA
8 10 (18.87%) OOD
9 9 (16.98%) Automated Testing
10 8 (15.09%) BDD
11 6 (11.32%) System Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
12 5 (9.43%) Multithreading
13 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
13 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
13 4 (7.55%) Content Management
14 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
14 2 (3.77%) Web Development
14 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 50 (94.34%) C#
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 12 (22.64%) T-SQL
5 9 (16.98%) XAML
6 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.66%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) COBOL
8 2 (3.77%) VB
8 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) C
8 2 (3.77%) VB6
9 1 (1.89%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) VCP4
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
1 1 (1.89%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Northgate
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