The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.82% 0.72% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.09% 9.23% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 15
Average daily rate £370 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.82% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £267 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £317 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +29.03%
Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
113 65 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.37% 7.78% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 43
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
Visual Studio
South East

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +12 31 £380 +33.33% 3
High Wycombe - 1 £245 - 2
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 50 (79.37%) C#
2 42 (66.67%) .NET
3 40 (63.49%) OO
3 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (60.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (50.79%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (50.79%) Scrum
6 29 (46.03%) TDD
7 28 (44.44%) Automated Testing
8 26 (41.27%) NUnit
9 24 (38.10%) SOA
10 20 (31.75%) Oracle
10 20 (31.75%) SQL
10 20 (31.75%) Oracle Database
11 19 (30.16%) WCF
12 18 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 17 (26.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (26.98%) .NET Framework
14 16 (25.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (23.81%) BDD
15 15 (23.81%) Finance
15 15 (23.81%) JavaScript
16 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
16 14 (22.22%) Selenium
17 13 (20.63%) WebDriver
18 12 (19.05%) HTML
19 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET
19 11 (17.46%) SOAP
19 11 (17.46%) SoapUI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 16 (25.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (15.87%) Kentico
3 6 (9.52%) CMS
4 5 (7.94%) Content Management Server
5 2 (3.17%) Papyrus
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.59%) Node.js
6 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) Oracle Database
2 17 (26.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.59%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (60.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (41.27%) NUnit
3 14 (22.22%) Selenium
4 13 (20.63%) WebDriver
5 11 (17.46%) SoapUI
5 11 (17.46%) PhantomJS
6 7 (11.11%) JMeter
7 5 (7.94%) MSI
7 5 (7.94%) WiX
8 3 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.59%) PhoneGap
10 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (1.59%) InstallShield
10 1 (1.59%) MSTest
10 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (60.32%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.52%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (66.67%) .NET
2 19 (30.16%) WCF
3 18 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 17 (26.98%) .NET Framework
5 12 (19.05%) HTML
6 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET
6 11 (17.46%) SOAP
7 9 (14.29%) HTML5
8 7 (11.11%) jQuery
9 6 (9.52%) Velocity
10 5 (7.94%) CSS
11 4 (6.35%) Ajax
11 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (6.35%) Web Services
12 2 (3.17%) WPF
12 2 (3.17%) LINQ
12 2 (3.17%) XML
12 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.59%) Windows CE
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) CentOS
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) OO
1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (50.79%) Scrum
3 29 (46.03%) TDD
4 28 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 24 (38.10%) SOA
6 15 (23.81%) BDD
7 10 (15.87%) Configuration Management
8 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.11%) Multithreading
9 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Product Management
10 6 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (9.52%) MVC
10 6 (9.52%) Project Management
11 5 (7.94%) OOD
11 5 (7.94%) Content Management
12 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (79.37%) C#
2 20 (31.75%) SQL
3 15 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.70%) C++
5 6 (9.52%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) VC++
7 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.17%) VBA
8 1 (1.59%) Delphi
8 1 (1.59%) Java
8 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Oracle
2 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) Adobe
3 2 (3.17%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.59%) SendGrid
Buckinghamshire
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