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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.05% 2.36% 2.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.66% 22.58% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 17
Median daily rate £330 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £345 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
79 124 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.27% 10.44% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 79 68
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £38.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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
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 May 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
High Wycombe +8 5 £330 -5.71% 3
Milton Keynes -9 3 £338 +12.50% 4
Newport Pagnell - 1 £313 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 21 (65.63%) C#
3 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
4 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
4 11 (34.38%) WCF
5 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (28.13%) MVC
6 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
6 9 (28.13%) HTML
6 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
6 9 (28.13%) UML
7 8 (25.00%) CSS
7 8 (25.00%) XML
7 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (25.00%) jQuery
7 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (21.88%) Web Development
8 7 (21.88%) WPF
8 7 (21.88%) Web Services
8 7 (21.88%) C++
8 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
8 7 (21.88%) Windows
8 7 (21.88%) Client/Server
9 5 (15.63%) OO
9 5 (15.63%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (15.63%) XSLT
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) Visualisation

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 5 (15.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Sitefinity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) RS-232
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 11 (34.38%) Software Engineer
4 10 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (31.25%) C# Developer
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (21.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (15.63%) BizTalk Developer
8 4 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
8 4 (12.50%) Web Developer
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (9.38%) Analyst
9 3 (9.38%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) Lead Software Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) Software Team Leader
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
9 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) WCF
3 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
4 9 (28.13%) HTML
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (25.00%) CSS
5 8 (25.00%) jQuery
5 8 (25.00%) XML
6 7 (21.88%) Web Services
6 7 (21.88%) WPF
7 5 (15.63%) XSLT
8 4 (12.50%) MFC
9 3 (9.38%) WinForms
10 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
11 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
11 1 (3.13%) HTML5
11 1 (3.13%) Middleware
11 1 (3.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Client/Server
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Visualisation
3 3 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) MVC
3 9 (28.13%) UML
4 7 (21.88%) Web Development
5 5 (15.63%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (15.63%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) MVVM
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) BDD
8 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.13%) OOD
9 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) C#
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.88%) C++
4 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.50%) C++/CLI
6 3 (9.38%) C
6 3 (9.38%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.25%) XAML
8 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) IBM
1 4 (12.50%) QNX
1 4 (12.50%) Telelogic
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) SAP