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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 54 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.83% 2.09% 3.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.58% 16.67% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 14
Median daily rate £325 £335 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -17.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
66 90 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.93% 12.57% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 47
Median daily rate £350 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) CRM
4 6 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (21.43%) Retail
7 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Test Management
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) Selenium
7 3 (21.43%) WCF
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) ERP
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (14.29%) SSDT
5 1 (7.14%) GIS
5 1 (7.14%) Power BI
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (14.29%) MSTest
2 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.14%) Mockito
3 1 (7.14%) Moq
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) CRM Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modeller
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) JavaFX
6 1 (7.14%) JPA
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) CRM
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Luciad