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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.17% 2.28% 2.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.93% 26.97% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £283 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
108 89 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.37% 8.44% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 42
Average daily rate £381 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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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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 -7 19 £413 +3.12% 6
High Wycombe +3 4 £356 +25.00% 1
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 43 (91.49%) C#
2 42 (89.36%) .NET
3 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
5 22 (46.81%) SQL
6 21 (44.68%) TDD
6 21 (44.68%) WCF
7 18 (38.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (36.17%) .NET Framework
9 16 (34.04%) jQuery
9 16 (34.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (34.04%) Scrum
10 15 (31.91%) WPF
11 13 (27.66%) WinForms
12 12 (25.53%) MVC
12 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
12 12 (25.53%) OO
12 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (23.40%) MVVM
13 11 (23.40%) Oracle
13 11 (23.40%) SOA
14 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
14 10 (21.28%) Oracle Database
14 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (19.15%) NUnit
15 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
16 8 (17.02%) Selenium
16 8 (17.02%) Kentico
16 8 (17.02%) BDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 8 (17.02%) Kentico
1 8 (17.02%) CMS
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) SAS
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle Database
3 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Ingres
6 1 (2.13%) DB2
6 1 (2.13%) SSDT
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) NUnit
3 8 (17.02%) Selenium
4 7 (14.89%) MSTest
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (6.38%) JIRA
6 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.13%) Moq
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
1 5 (10.64%) Automotive
2 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (82.98%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.77%) WPF Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
3 6 (12.77%) C# Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) CMS Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.13%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (89.36%) .NET
2 21 (44.68%) WCF
3 17 (36.17%) .NET Framework
4 16 (34.04%) jQuery
4 16 (34.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 15 (31.91%) WPF
6 13 (27.66%) WinForms
7 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
8 8 (17.02%) HTML
9 7 (14.89%) XML
9 7 (14.89%) Castle Windsor
10 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (12.77%) LINQ
10 6 (12.77%) CSS
11 5 (10.64%) XHTML
11 5 (10.64%) Ajax
12 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (6.38%) Web Services
13 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) UNIX
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) TDD
3 16 (34.04%) Scrum
4 12 (25.53%) MVC
4 12 (25.53%) OO
4 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (23.40%) MVVM
5 11 (23.40%) SOA
6 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) OOD
8 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Web Development
9 4 (8.51%) Content Management
9 4 (8.51%) Coaching
9 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.26%) System Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
11 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) C#
2 22 (46.81%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.89%) XAML
6 6 (12.77%) Java
7 5 (10.64%) VBScript
8 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (4.26%) VB6
9 2 (4.26%) C
9 2 (4.26%) Perl
9 2 (4.26%) VB
9 2 (4.26%) COBOL
10 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) HL7
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Northgate
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