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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.17% 2.78% 1.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.75% 29.29% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
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
121 99 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.66% 9.47% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 56 42
Average daily rate £400 £380 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 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 23 January 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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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 0 24 £406 +1.56% 5
High Wycombe 0 3 £338 +18.42% 3
Newport Pagnell - 2 - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 49 (92.45%) C#
2 47 (88.68%) .NET
3 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (54.72%) WCF
4 29 (54.72%) SQL Server
5 23 (43.40%) TDD
6 22 (41.51%) SQL
6 22 (41.51%) Scrum
7 20 (37.74%) jQuery
8 16 (30.19%) .NET Framework
8 16 (30.19%) OO
9 15 (28.30%) MVC
9 15 (28.30%) WPF
9 15 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (28.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET
11 13 (24.53%) WinForms
11 13 (24.53%) SOA
12 12 (22.64%) Oracle
12 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
12 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (20.75%) OOD
13 11 (20.75%) CMS
13 11 (20.75%) Kentico
13 11 (20.75%) MVVM
13 11 (20.75%) NUnit
13 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
14 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
14 10 (18.87%) HTML
14 10 (18.87%) CSS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (20.75%) CMS
1 11 (20.75%) Kentico
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 2 (3.77%) SAS
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (54.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.77%) Ingres
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) SSDT
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (20.75%) NUnit
3 7 (13.21%) MSTest
4 4 (7.55%) Toad
4 4 (7.55%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.89%) Moq
7 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Automotive
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 17 (32.08%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.09%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Software Developer
4 6 (11.32%) WPF Developer
5 5 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) CMS Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (88.68%) .NET
2 29 (54.72%) WCF
3 20 (37.74%) jQuery
4 16 (30.19%) .NET Framework
5 15 (28.30%) WPF
5 15 (28.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET
7 13 (24.53%) WinForms
8 10 (18.87%) HTML
8 10 (18.87%) CSS
9 9 (16.98%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
11 7 (13.21%) Castle Windsor
11 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (13.21%) Web Services
12 6 (11.32%) LINQ
13 5 (9.43%) Ajax
13 5 (9.43%) XHTML
14 4 (7.55%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.55%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Social Media
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) TDD
3 22 (41.51%) Scrum
4 16 (30.19%) OO
5 15 (28.30%) MVC
6 13 (24.53%) SOA
7 11 (20.75%) OOD
7 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
7 11 (20.75%) MVVM
8 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (15.09%) BDD
10 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.55%) System Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Coaching
11 4 (7.55%) Content Management
11 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
12 3 (5.66%) Web Development
13 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
13 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
13 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (92.45%) C#
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.21%) XAML
6 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.55%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) C
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) COBOL
7 2 (3.77%) VBScript
7 2 (3.77%) VB
7 2 (3.77%) Perl
7 2 (3.77%) VB6
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) HL7
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Northgate
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
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