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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 63 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.61% 2.23% 2.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.54% 19.82% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 24
Median daily rate £325 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -14.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.50 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

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
130 111 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.96% 11.25% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 62 84
Median daily rate £350 £328 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -15.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 - £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 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 -4 12 £325 -1.51% 4
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 19 (76.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) HTML
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (56.00%) .NET Framework
5 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (36.00%) WCF
7 9 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (36.00%) CSS
7 9 (36.00%) CRM
8 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 7 (28.00%) C#
9 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
10 5 (20.00%) MVC
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (16.00%) XML
11 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (16.00%) Marketing
11 4 (16.00%) Web Development
11 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
11 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) IGMP
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.00%) SSDT
5 1 (4.00%) GIS
5 1 (4.00%) Power BI
5 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.00%) NUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) GDB
4 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.00%) Mockito
4 1 (4.00%) Moq
4 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (16.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) CRM Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) HTML
3 14 (56.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (36.00%) CSS
4 9 (36.00%) WCF
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (16.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 1 (4.00%) JavaFX
8 1 (4.00%) JPA
8 1 (4.00%) JSP
8 1 (4.00%) STL
8 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) CRM
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Web Development
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) UML
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 2 (8.00%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
7 1 (4.00%) Concurrent Programming
7 1 (4.00%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (4.00%) Microservices
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.00%) SDLC
7 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (28.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) QNX
3 1 (4.00%) Luciad