The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.82% 1.87% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.08% 23.33% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 7
Average daily rate
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£326 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £320 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Visual Studio
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Development Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
65 60 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.90% 8.00% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 54
Average daily rate £400 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Milton Keynes region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (92.50%) C#
2 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (72.50%) .NET
5 25 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (55.00%) Oracle Database
6 22 (55.00%) Oracle
7 21 (52.50%) Scrum
8 20 (50.00%) OO
9 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
10 18 (45.00%) TDD
10 18 (45.00%) Automated Testing
11 17 (42.50%) NUnit
12 15 (37.50%) SOA
12 15 (37.50%) SQL
13 14 (35.00%) WCF
14 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (32.50%) Selenium
14 13 (32.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (32.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 11 (27.50%) Finance
15 11 (27.50%) N-Tier
16 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
16 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
16 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
17 9 (22.50%) SCCM
18 7 (17.50%) MVC
18 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
18 7 (17.50%) BDD
18 7 (17.50%) WebDriver

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (32.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (10.00%) Content Management Server
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) ColdFusion
3 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) Papyrus
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.50%) Kentico
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (55.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) DB2
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (42.50%) NUnit
3 13 (32.50%) Selenium
4 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
5 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (15.00%) PhantomJS
6 4 (10.00%) JMeter
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Software Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (72.50%) .NET
2 14 (35.00%) WCF
3 13 (32.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (15.00%) SOAP
7 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (10.00%) Velocity
9 3 (7.50%) jQuery
10 2 (5.00%) Web Services
11 1 (2.50%) XML
11 1 (2.50%) XSL
11 1 (2.50%) MSMQ
11 1 (2.50%) JSON
11 1 (2.50%) CSS
11 1 (2.50%) REST
11 1 (2.50%) HTML
11 1 (2.50%) WPF
11 1 (2.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows NT
2 4 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (52.50%) Scrum
4 20 (50.00%) OO
5 18 (45.00%) TDD
5 18 (45.00%) Automated Testing
6 15 (37.50%) SOA
7 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.50%) MVC
8 7 (17.50%) BDD
9 4 (10.00%) Product Management
9 4 (10.00%) Content Management
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Web Development
10 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (92.50%) C#
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) VBScript
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) HL7
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Oracle
2 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) HP