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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 29 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.43% 2.29% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.93% 25.00% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £410 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
117 116 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.17% 9.17% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 66 40
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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 29 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 29 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 -1 21 £300 -21.05% 8
High Wycombe 0 3 £350 +12.90% 2
Bletchley - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 58 (93.55%) C#
2 57 (91.94%) .NET
3 36 (58.06%) WCF
4 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (54.84%) jQuery
6 32 (51.61%) SQL Server
7 31 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 30 (48.39%) HTML
9 29 (46.77%) MVC
10 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
11 25 (40.32%) CSS
12 24 (38.71%) XML
13 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (33.87%) .NET Framework
15 20 (32.26%) OO
16 19 (30.65%) SQL
16 19 (30.65%) Scrum
16 19 (30.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 18 (29.03%) Web Services
18 14 (22.58%) TDD
18 14 (22.58%) AngularJS
19 13 (20.97%) Client/Server
19 13 (20.97%) WPF
20 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
20 12 (19.35%) CMS
21 11 (17.74%) OOD
21 11 (17.74%) Windows
21 11 (17.74%) Kentico
21 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2012
22 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 12 (19.35%) CMS
2 11 (17.74%) Kentico
3 5 (8.06%) IIS
3 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (16.13%) NUnit
2 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
2 5 (8.06%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) JIRA
2 5 (8.06%) Toad
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.61%) Moq
5 1 (1.61%) MSTest
5 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (82.26%) Developer
2 18 (29.03%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.58%) Web Developer
4 8 (12.90%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (6.45%) WPF Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) CMS Developer
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (1.61%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.61%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (91.94%) .NET
2 36 (58.06%) WCF
3 34 (54.84%) jQuery
4 31 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 30 (48.39%) HTML
6 25 (40.32%) CSS
7 24 (38.71%) XML
8 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (33.87%) .NET Framework
10 19 (30.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 18 (29.03%) Web Services
12 14 (22.58%) AngularJS
13 13 (20.97%) WPF
14 10 (16.13%) LINQ
15 9 (14.52%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (12.90%) Ajax
16 8 (12.90%) JSON
17 7 (11.29%) NHibernate
18 6 (9.68%) HTML5
19 5 (8.06%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Client/Server
2 10 (16.13%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Social Media
5 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) MVC
3 20 (32.26%) OO
4 19 (30.65%) Scrum
5 14 (22.58%) TDD
6 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 11 (17.74%) OOD
8 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Multithreading
8 8 (12.90%) SOA
9 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) MVVM
11 5 (8.06%) BDD
11 5 (8.06%) System Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Web Development
11 5 (8.06%) Content Management
12 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
12 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (93.55%) C#
2 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 19 (30.65%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) C++
5 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.23%) XAML
7 2 (3.23%) C++/CLI
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) HL7
2 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (1.61%) IBM
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe
4 1 (1.61%) QNX
4 1 (1.61%) Telelogic
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter