The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 14 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.49% 5.48% 2.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 44.44% 33.33% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£356 £285 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Development Applications Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
9 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 10.11% 16.44% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
Average daily rate £338 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the High Wycombe region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
3 3 (60.00%) LINQ
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) XHTML
3 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
3 3 (60.00%) LINQ
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) XHTML
3 3 (60.00%) WinForms
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA