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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.74% 1.54% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.98% 19.42% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £396 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
127 103 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.54% 7.95% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 61 53
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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
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 3 July 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 3 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 +11 26 £300 -18.91% 5
High Wycombe +7 2 - -
Bletchley - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 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#
2 46 (83.64%) .NET
3 29 (52.73%) HTML
4 27 (49.09%) ASP.NET
5 26 (47.27%) JavaScript
6 25 (45.45%) WCF
6 25 (45.45%) jQuery
7 24 (43.64%) MVC
8 23 (41.82%) XML
8 23 (41.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (38.18%) CSS
9 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
10 19 (34.55%) SQL
10 19 (34.55%) .NET Framework
10 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (30.91%) OO
12 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (27.27%) Web Services
14 12 (21.82%) Windows
14 12 (21.82%) C++
15 11 (20.00%) Client/Server
15 11 (20.00%) Degree
16 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
16 10 (18.18%) WPF
16 10 (18.18%) Multithreading
16 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
16 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
18 8 (14.55%) JSON

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 5 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Kentico
4 1 (1.82%) Node.js
4 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
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 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
2 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.27%) NUnit
2 4 (7.27%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.64%) Subversion
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.82%) MSTest
4 1 (1.82%) Moq
4 1 (1.82%) Toad
4 1 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Marketing
3 4 (7.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) Web Developer
3 10 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.27%) 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%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (1.82%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (83.64%) .NET
2 29 (52.73%) HTML
3 27 (49.09%) ASP.NET
4 25 (45.45%) WCF
4 25 (45.45%) jQuery
5 23 (41.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (41.82%) XML
6 21 (38.18%) CSS
7 19 (34.55%) .NET Framework
8 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 15 (27.27%) Web Services
10 10 (18.18%) WPF
11 8 (14.55%) JSON
11 8 (14.55%) HTML5
11 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.73%) LINQ
13 6 (10.91%) Ajax
13 6 (10.91%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (9.09%) REST
14 5 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.82%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) MVC
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.91%) OO
4 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 10 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.91%) MVVM
7 5 (9.09%) Web Development
7 5 (9.09%) TDD
7 5 (9.09%) OOD
8 4 (7.27%) OOP
8 4 (7.27%) Scrum
8 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.27%) BDD
9 3 (5.45%) System Testing
9 3 (5.45%) UML
10 2 (3.64%) SOA
10 2 (3.64%) ETL
10 2 (3.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (85.45%) C#
2 26 (47.27%) JavaScript
3 19 (34.55%) SQL
4 12 (21.82%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.45%) C++/CLI
7 2 (3.64%) XAML
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) QNX
4 1 (1.82%) Telelogic
4 1 (1.82%) Twitter
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe