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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.35% 1.48% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.67% 17.50% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 15
Median daily rate £356 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £338 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.66%
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
75 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.23% 8.46% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 63 85
Median daily rate £400 £338 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.13 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -26.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +1 8 £400 +25.00% 2
High Wycombe - 1 £270 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) C++
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) XML
7 4 (20.00%) OO
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) CRM
8 3 (15.00%) ERP
8 3 (15.00%) Linux

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) RS-232
1 2 (10.00%) RS-422
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.00%) Power BI
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) MSTest
3 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (20.00%) jQuery
4 4 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) WCF
6 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.00%) CSS
6 2 (10.00%) MFC
6 2 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (5.00%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
7 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) IVR
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) MVC
1 5 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) OO
2 4 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (15.00%) ERP
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) Test Management
3 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) C++
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) C++/CLI
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) QNX
2 2 (10.00%) Telelogic