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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.35% 1.69% 1.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.96% 21.21% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 9
Average daily rate
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£315 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
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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
96 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.80% 7.95% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 34
Average daily rate £338 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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
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 4 September 2015, 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 41 (89.13%) C#
2 37 (80.43%) HTML
3 33 (71.74%) XML
4 31 (67.39%) .NET
5 27 (58.70%) ASP.NET
6 22 (47.83%) JavaScript
6 22 (47.83%) CSS
7 20 (43.48%) jQuery
8 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
9 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (39.13%) SQL
9 18 (39.13%) MVC
10 14 (30.43%) WCF
11 13 (28.26%) JSON
12 12 (26.09%) BDD
13 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (23.91%) Selenium
13 11 (23.91%) Finance
13 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
13 11 (23.91%) Web Services
14 10 (21.74%) SOAP
14 10 (21.74%) OO
14 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
14 10 (21.74%) Degree
14 10 (21.74%) SpecFlow
14 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
15 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
15 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
16 8 (17.39%) Client/Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 7 (15.22%) IIS
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
2 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
2 10 (21.74%) SpecFlow
3 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Test Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Web Developer
3 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.87%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) AWS Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (80.43%) HTML
2 33 (71.74%) XML
3 31 (67.39%) .NET
4 27 (58.70%) ASP.NET
5 22 (47.83%) CSS
6 20 (43.48%) jQuery
7 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
8 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (30.43%) WCF
10 13 (28.26%) JSON
11 11 (23.91%) Web Services
11 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (21.74%) SOAP
13 7 (15.22%) LINQ
13 7 (15.22%) HTML5
14 6 (13.04%) REST
14 6 (13.04%) XSL
15 4 (8.70%) Ajax
16 3 (6.52%) WPF
16 3 (6.52%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Client/Server
1 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) MVC
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) BDD
3 10 (21.74%) OO
4 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
5 8 (17.39%) TDD
6 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Web Development
8 5 (10.87%) System Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Multithreading
10 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.52%) MVVM
10 3 (6.52%) OOP
11 2 (4.35%) OOD
11 2 (4.35%) ETL
11 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.35%) Scrum
11 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
12 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 41 (89.13%) C#
2 22 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 18 (39.13%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.70%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) XAML
7 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) Remedy
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe