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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.63% 0.95% 2.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.52% 16.39% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £348 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £323 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
115 61 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.86% 5.78% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 42 72
Average daily rate £375 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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
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 17 September 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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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 +13 15 £336 -3.23% 1
High Wycombe -3 1 - -
Marlow - - - - 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (90.24%) C#
2 33 (80.49%) .NET
3 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (60.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (60.98%) Oracle Database
4 25 (60.98%) Oracle
5 22 (53.66%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
6 21 (51.22%) Scrum
7 20 (48.78%) TDD
8 19 (46.34%) NUnit
8 19 (46.34%) Automated Testing
9 17 (41.46%) WCF
10 16 (39.02%) SOA
10 16 (39.02%) OO
11 14 (34.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 13 (31.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (31.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (29.27%) .NET Framework
13 12 (29.27%) N-Tier
13 12 (29.27%) SQL
14 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
14 11 (26.83%) Coaching
15 10 (24.39%) SCCM
15 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
16 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
17 8 (19.51%) MVC
17 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
18 7 (17.07%) Selenium
18 7 (17.07%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 13 (31.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (9.76%) Content Management Server
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.88%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.88%) Papyrus
4 1 (2.44%) Kentico
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.44%) SAS
4 1 (2.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Exstream
2 1 (2.44%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (60.98%) Oracle Database
2 13 (31.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) SSDT
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.44%) Ingres
6 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (60.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (46.34%) NUnit
3 7 (17.07%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.44%) Moq
5 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Software Developer
3 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.07%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (14.63%) Test Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Agile C# Developer
9 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (2.44%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (80.49%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) WCF
3 14 (34.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 12 (29.27%) .NET Framework
5 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
6 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (12.20%) jQuery
9 4 (9.76%) Velocity
9 4 (9.76%) WPF
10 3 (7.32%) XML
10 3 (7.32%) HTML
11 2 (4.88%) CSS
11 2 (4.88%) Web Services
11 2 (4.88%) Ajax
11 2 (4.88%) LINQ
12 1 (2.44%) Unity DI Container
12 1 (2.44%) REST
12 1 (2.44%) JSON
12 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
3 5 (12.20%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.44%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (51.22%) Scrum
4 20 (48.78%) TDD
5 19 (46.34%) Automated Testing
6 16 (39.02%) SOA
6 16 (39.02%) OO
7 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
7 11 (26.83%) Coaching
8 8 (19.51%) MVC
9 4 (9.76%) Project Management
9 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Product Management
9 4 (9.76%) Content Management
10 3 (7.32%) Web Development
10 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.32%) OOD
11 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
11 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (90.24%) C#
2 12 (29.27%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
6 1 (2.44%) VB6
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) HL7
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Oracle
2 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Northgate