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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 33 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.23% 2.81% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.32% 27.73% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £405 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
136 119 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.45% 10.12% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 70 44
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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 -10 24 £320 -15.78% 6
High Wycombe -3 2 £350 +42.85%
Newport Pagnell - 1 - - 1
Bletchley - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 59 (93.65%) C#
2 58 (92.06%) .NET
3 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (55.56%) WCF
4 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 28 (44.44%) jQuery
6 24 (38.10%) ASP.NET
6 24 (38.10%) SQL
7 23 (36.51%) HTML
7 23 (36.51%) MVC
8 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 21 (33.33%) CSS
8 21 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 20 (31.75%) XML
10 19 (30.16%) Scrum
10 19 (30.16%) TDD
10 19 (30.16%) WPF
11 17 (26.98%) OO
12 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (20.63%) MVVM
14 13 (20.63%) Web Services
15 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
15 12 (19.05%) WinForms
15 12 (19.05%) AngularJS
16 11 (17.46%) OOD
16 11 (17.46%) Kentico
16 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (17.46%) Kentico
1 11 (17.46%) CMS
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.94%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (15.87%) NUnit
2 6 (9.52%) MSTest
3 5 (7.94%) Toad
3 5 (7.94%) WebDriver
3 5 (7.94%) Selenium
3 5 (7.94%) JIRA
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (6.35%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.17%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.59%) Moq
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Electronics
2 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (84.13%) Developer
2 16 (25.40%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Web Developer
4 8 (12.70%) WPF Developer
4 8 (12.70%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) CMS Developer
7 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.17%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.17%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.59%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (92.06%) .NET
2 35 (55.56%) WCF
3 28 (44.44%) jQuery
4 24 (38.10%) ASP.NET
5 23 (36.51%) HTML
6 21 (33.33%) CSS
6 21 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 20 (31.75%) XML
8 19 (30.16%) WPF
9 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (20.63%) Web Services
12 12 (19.05%) WinForms
12 12 (19.05%) AngularJS
13 10 (15.87%) LINQ
14 9 (14.29%) Entity Framework
15 8 (12.70%) JSON
16 7 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (11.11%) NHibernate
17 5 (7.94%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.87%) Client/Server
3 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.35%) Social Media
6 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.59%) Open Source
7 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) MVC
3 19 (30.16%) Scrum
3 19 (30.16%) TDD
4 17 (26.98%) OO
5 13 (20.63%) MVVM
6 11 (17.46%) OOD
6 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
7 10 (15.87%) BDD
8 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.70%) SOA
9 7 (11.11%) Multithreading
10 5 (7.94%) System Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Web Development
10 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.35%) Content Management
11 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
11 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
11 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (93.65%) C#
2 24 (38.10%) SQL
3 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.11%) XAML
6 5 (7.94%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.94%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) HL7
2 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Remedy
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe
3 1 (1.59%) Twitter
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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