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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.72% 1.55% 2.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.59% 20.73% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 11
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
102 82 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.35% 7.49% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 73
Average daily rate £363 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +8 17 £336 -3.92% 4
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 44 (89.80%) C#
2 37 (75.51%) .NET
2 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (69.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (55.10%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (51.02%) Oracle
5 25 (51.02%) Oracle Database
6 24 (48.98%) Scrum
7 21 (42.86%) TDD
7 21 (42.86%) OO
7 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 20 (40.82%) SQL
8 20 (40.82%) Automated Testing
9 19 (38.78%) NUnit
10 16 (32.65%) Selenium
10 16 (32.65%) WCF
11 15 (30.61%) SOA
12 14 (28.57%) Finance
12 14 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 13 (26.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (26.53%) .NET Framework
13 13 (26.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
14 11 (22.45%) N-Tier
15 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management
16 9 (18.37%) MVC
16 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
16 9 (18.37%) BDD
16 9 (18.37%) SCCM
17 8 (16.33%) SoapUI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (26.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.16%) Content Management Server
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.08%) Papyrus
3 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.04%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (51.02%) Oracle Database
2 13 (26.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) DB2
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.04%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (38.78%) NUnit
3 16 (32.65%) Selenium
4 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
5 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
5 8 (16.33%) PhantomJS
6 5 (10.20%) JMeter
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Software Developer
3 9 (18.37%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (75.51%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) WCF
3 14 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 13 (26.53%) .NET Framework
4 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
5 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (16.33%) SOAP
6 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (8.16%) jQuery
7 4 (8.16%) Velocity
8 3 (6.12%) HTML
8 3 (6.12%) Web Services
8 3 (6.12%) XML
8 3 (6.12%) WPF
9 2 (4.08%) LINQ
9 2 (4.08%) Ajax
9 2 (4.08%) CSS
10 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
10 1 (2.04%) XSL
10 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.04%) Physics
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
2 5 (10.20%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (48.98%) Scrum
4 21 (42.86%) TDD
4 21 (42.86%) OO
5 20 (40.82%) Automated Testing
6 15 (30.61%) SOA
7 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management
8 9 (18.37%) MVC
8 9 (18.37%) BDD
9 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Product Management
10 4 (8.16%) Content Management
10 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management
11 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Web Development
11 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.12%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (89.80%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) Java
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) VBScript
5 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISEB
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) HL7
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Oracle
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.20%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
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