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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.34% 1.22% 1.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.10% 15.69% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £400 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
107 102 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.62% 7.76% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 61 51
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
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 30 July 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 +9 22 £300 -20.00% 3
High Wycombe +3 1 - - 1
Bletchley - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 47 (85.45%) C#
1 47 (85.45%) .NET
2 31 (56.36%) HTML
3 29 (52.73%) JavaScript
3 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET
4 26 (47.27%) jQuery
5 25 (45.45%) XML
6 24 (43.64%) MVC
6 24 (43.64%) WCF
6 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (41.82%) CSS
8 21 (38.18%) SQL
8 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
8 21 (38.18%) .NET Framework
9 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (29.09%) OO
11 15 (27.27%) Web Services
11 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (23.64%) Degree
13 11 (20.00%) Computer Science
13 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 11 (20.00%) Client/Server
13 11 (20.00%) C++
13 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (18.18%) Windows
14 10 (18.18%) WPF
14 10 (18.18%) JSON
15 9 (16.36%) LINQ
15 9 (16.36%) Multithreading
15 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (14.55%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
2 4 (7.27%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) NUnit
3 3 (5.45%) Subversion
3 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.64%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) MSTest
5 1 (1.82%) Moq
5 1 (1.82%) Toad
5 1 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (74.55%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) Web Developer
3 9 (16.36%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) WPF Developer
5 4 (7.27%) AWS Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (85.45%) .NET
2 31 (56.36%) HTML
3 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET
4 26 (47.27%) jQuery
5 25 (45.45%) XML
6 24 (43.64%) WCF
6 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (41.82%) CSS
8 21 (38.18%) .NET Framework
9 15 (27.27%) Web Services
9 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (18.18%) JSON
10 10 (18.18%) WPF
11 9 (16.36%) LINQ
11 9 (16.36%) HTML5
12 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
13 7 (12.73%) REST
13 7 (12.73%) XSL
14 6 (10.91%) Ajax
14 6 (10.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 11 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.82%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) MVC
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (29.09%) OO
4 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Multithreading
5 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.73%) Web Development
7 6 (10.91%) MVVM
8 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.27%) BDD
8 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.27%) OOP
8 4 (7.27%) TDD
8 4 (7.27%) OOD
9 3 (5.45%) UML
9 3 (5.45%) ETL
9 3 (5.45%) Scrum
9 3 (5.45%) System Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
11 1 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (85.45%) C#
2 29 (52.73%) JavaScript
3 21 (38.18%) SQL
4 11 (20.00%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.45%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) C++/CLI
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) XAML
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Remedy
4 2 (3.64%) QNX
5 1 (1.82%) Telelogic
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Borland