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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.82% 2.88% 1.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.21% 33.87% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £415 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
78 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.99% 8.49% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 28
Average daily rate £414 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 33 (94.29%) C#
2 31 (88.57%) .NET
3 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) SQL
4 17 (48.57%) WCF
5 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
6 13 (37.14%) TDD
6 13 (37.14%) Scrum
7 11 (31.43%) jQuery
8 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (28.57%) Oracle
8 10 (28.57%) OO
8 10 (28.57%) SOA
9 9 (25.71%) WinForms
9 9 (25.71%) MVVM
9 9 (25.71%) WPF
9 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (22.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
10 8 (22.86%) Kentico
10 8 (22.86%) NUnit
10 8 (22.86%) CMS
10 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
10 8 (22.86%) MVC
11 6 (17.14%) Windows
11 6 (17.14%) OOD
11 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
12 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (14.29%) Castle Windsor

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (22.86%) Kentico
1 8 (22.86%) CMS
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (5.71%) SAS
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.71%) Ingres
5 1 (2.86%) SSDT
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (22.86%) NUnit
3 5 (14.29%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
4 3 (8.57%) Toad
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
2 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (88.57%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.29%) WPF Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) CMS Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (88.57%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) WCF
3 11 (31.43%) jQuery
4 9 (25.71%) WinForms
4 9 (25.71%) WPF
5 8 (22.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
6 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
6 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 4 (11.43%) HTML
7 4 (11.43%) CSS
8 3 (8.57%) NHibernate
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.71%) XHTML
9 2 (5.71%) XML
9 2 (5.71%) XSL
9 2 (5.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) TDD
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 10 (28.57%) OO
3 10 (28.57%) SOA
4 9 (25.71%) MVVM
5 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) MVC
6 6 (17.14%) OOD
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (8.57%) Web Development
8 3 (8.57%) Coaching
8 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) System Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 5 (14.29%) XAML
4 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) VB6
6 2 (5.71%) COBOL
6 2 (5.71%) VBScript
6 2 (5.71%) VB
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) C
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Northgate
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