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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.58% 3.03% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.57% 30.00% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.34% +10.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
122 110 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.17% 10.10% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 44
Average daily rate £394 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
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 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -17 14 £325 -14.47% 13
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (98.15%) .NET
2 50 (92.59%) C#
3 34 (62.96%) SQL Server
4 33 (61.11%) WCF
5 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (40.74%) jQuery
7 21 (38.89%) SQL
8 20 (37.04%) TDD
9 19 (35.19%) MVC
9 19 (35.19%) WPF
10 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
11 17 (31.48%) Scrum
12 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
12 16 (29.63%) .NET Framework
13 15 (27.78%) MVVM
13 15 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (27.78%) CSS
14 13 (24.07%) HTML
14 13 (24.07%) WinForms
15 12 (22.22%) T-SQL
15 12 (22.22%) OO
15 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (20.37%) Kentico
16 11 (20.37%) CMS
16 11 (20.37%) XML
17 10 (18.52%) OOD
17 10 (18.52%) Web Services
17 10 (18.52%) NUnit
17 10 (18.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (20.37%) CMS
1 11 (20.37%) Kentico
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) NUnit
2 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.81%) MSTest
4 5 (9.26%) Toad
5 4 (7.41%) JIRA
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.85%) Moq
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (90.74%) Developer
2 17 (31.48%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.81%) WPF Developer
4 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) CMS Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (1.85%) .NET Software Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Front-End Web Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) VB.NET Developer
10 1 (1.85%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (98.15%) .NET
2 33 (61.11%) WCF
3 22 (40.74%) jQuery
4 19 (35.19%) WPF
5 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 16 (29.63%) .NET Framework
7 15 (27.78%) CSS
8 13 (24.07%) WinForms
8 13 (24.07%) HTML
9 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 11 (20.37%) XML
11 10 (18.52%) Web Services
11 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
11 10 (18.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (12.96%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (11.11%) NHibernate
14 5 (9.26%) LINQ
14 5 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
15 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.81%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.41%) Social Media
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) TDD
3 19 (35.19%) MVC
4 17 (31.48%) Scrum
5 15 (27.78%) MVVM
6 12 (22.22%) OO
7 10 (18.52%) OOD
8 9 (16.67%) SOA
9 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.81%) BDD
10 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
11 5 (9.26%) System Testing
12 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.41%) Project Planning
12 4 (7.41%) Content Management
13 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (3.70%) Web Development
14 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
15 1 (1.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (92.59%) C#
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 9 (16.67%) XAML
6 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) COBOL
8 1 (1.85%) Java
8 1 (1.85%) VB
8 1 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) VB6
8 1 (1.85%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Northgate
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter