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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 70 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 2.41% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.34% 26.79% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 12
Median daily rate £338 £300 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £323 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.00%
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
87 112 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.32% 9.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 64
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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
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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 5 £338 +12.50% 2
High Wycombe +8 2 £300 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) C++
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (33.33%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) MVC
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (33.33%) WCF
6 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) UML
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (22.22%) RS-232
7 4 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) jQuery
7 4 (22.22%) C++/CLI
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) MFC
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) Telelogic

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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Sitefinity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) RS-232
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 6 (33.33%) WCF
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (27.78%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
4 4 (22.22%) MFC
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) STL
6 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) IVR
3 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) MVC
1 6 (33.33%) OO
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.56%) MVVM
5 1 (5.56%) OOD
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) C++/CLI
5 3 (16.67%) C
6 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (5.56%) VC++
7 1 (5.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) QNX
2 4 (22.22%) Telelogic