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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 28 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.58% 3.14% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% 31.46% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £380 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £325 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £397 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
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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
84 89 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.32% 9.97% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 May 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 22 May 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 45 (97.83%) C#
2 42 (91.30%) .NET
3 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (50.00%) WCF
4 23 (50.00%) jQuery
5 21 (45.65%) MVC
5 21 (45.65%) HTML
6 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
6 20 (43.48%) ASP.NET
7 17 (36.96%) CSS
7 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
7 17 (36.96%) XML
8 16 (34.78%) SQL
8 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
10 13 (28.26%) OO
11 11 (23.91%) Scrum
12 9 (19.57%) CMS
12 9 (19.57%) Web Services
12 9 (19.57%) Degree
12 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
13 8 (17.39%) JSON
13 8 (17.39%) WPF
13 8 (17.39%) Kentico
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle
13 8 (17.39%) Windows
13 8 (17.39%) TDD
13 8 (17.39%) Finance
14 7 (15.22%) NUnit

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (19.57%) CMS
2 8 (17.39%) Kentico
3 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.87%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) NUnit
2 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.70%) Selenium
3 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 4 (8.70%) Toad
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) Moq
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (82.61%) Developer
2 14 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.52%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) WPF Developer
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (91.30%) .NET
2 23 (50.00%) WCF
2 23 (50.00%) jQuery
3 21 (45.65%) HTML
4 20 (43.48%) ASP.NET
5 17 (36.96%) CSS
5 17 (36.96%) XML
6 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
8 9 (19.57%) Web Services
9 8 (17.39%) JSON
9 8 (17.39%) WPF
10 6 (13.04%) LINQ
10 6 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
11 5 (10.87%) XSL
11 5 (10.87%) REST
12 4 (8.70%) NHibernate
12 4 (8.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) MVC
3 13 (28.26%) OO
4 11 (23.91%) Scrum
5 8 (17.39%) TDD
6 7 (15.22%) OOD
6 7 (15.22%) MVVM
6 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Multithreading
7 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.04%) SOA
8 5 (10.87%) Web Development
9 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.70%) BDD
9 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.35%) System Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Content Management
10 2 (4.35%) OOP
10 2 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 45 (97.83%) C#
2 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) XAML
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe