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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.04% 1.59% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.93% 19.19% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 11
Average daily rate
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£313 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.06% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £306 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
117 99 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.53% 8.29% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 68 51
Average daily rate £338 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 +1 24 £313 -4.21% 3
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (85.71%) C#
2 41 (73.21%) .NET
3 39 (69.64%) HTML
4 33 (58.93%) XML
5 30 (53.57%) ASP.NET
6 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
7 23 (41.07%) CSS
8 22 (39.29%) jQuery
9 21 (37.50%) .NET Framework
9 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (35.71%) MVC
11 19 (33.93%) WCF
11 19 (33.93%) SQL
12 15 (26.79%) OO
13 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 13 (23.21%) Web Services
14 13 (23.21%) JSON
15 12 (21.43%) BDD
15 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 11 (19.64%) Selenium
16 11 (19.64%) Degree
16 11 (19.64%) Finance
17 10 (17.86%) SOAP
17 10 (17.86%) C++
17 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
17 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
17 10 (17.86%) SpecFlow
18 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2012
18 9 (16.07%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) Node.js
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Intranet
2 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
2 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
2 10 (17.86%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) MSTest
7 1 (1.79%) JIRA
7 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Marketing
3 4 (7.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Web Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.36%) WPF Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 39 (69.64%) HTML
3 33 (58.93%) XML
4 30 (53.57%) ASP.NET
5 23 (41.07%) CSS
6 22 (39.29%) jQuery
7 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (37.50%) .NET Framework
8 19 (33.93%) WCF
9 13 (23.21%) JSON
9 13 (23.21%) Web Services
10 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 10 (17.86%) SOAP
12 9 (16.07%) HTML5
13 8 (14.29%) LINQ
14 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
15 6 (10.71%) REST
15 6 (10.71%) WPF
15 6 (10.71%) Ajax
15 6 (10.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
1 9 (16.07%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.79%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
2 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) MVC
3 15 (26.79%) OO
4 12 (21.43%) BDD
5 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
5 9 (16.07%) TDD
6 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.71%) Web Development
8 5 (8.93%) Multithreading
8 5 (8.93%) System Testing
9 4 (7.14%) OOP
9 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
10 3 (5.36%) MVVM
10 3 (5.36%) Manual Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Scrum
10 3 (5.36%) OOD
10 3 (5.36%) UML
11 2 (3.57%) ETL
11 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (85.71%) C#
2 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 19 (33.93%) SQL
4 10 (17.86%) C++
5 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.36%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) C++/CLI
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) C
8 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Remedy
4 2 (3.57%) QNX
5 1 (1.79%) Telelogic
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) Borland