The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.31% 2.15% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.79% 20.59% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £320 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £360 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Development Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
76 68 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.32% 10.43% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 35
Average daily rate £370 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £315 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 43 (93.48%) C#
2 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (80.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (76.09%) .NET
5 31 (67.39%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (56.52%) OO
6 26 (56.52%) Scrum
7 25 (54.35%) TDD
8 24 (52.17%) Oracle
8 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
9 23 (50.00%) Automated Testing
10 22 (47.83%) NUnit
11 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
12 18 (39.13%) SOA
13 17 (36.96%) SQL
13 17 (36.96%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (34.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (32.61%) Selenium
16 14 (30.43%) WCF
16 14 (30.43%) Finance
17 13 (28.26%) BDD
17 13 (28.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (26.09%) .NET Framework
18 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
19 11 (23.91%) SoapUI
19 11 (23.91%) PhantomJS
19 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
19 11 (23.91%) SOAP
19 11 (23.91%) N-Tier
20 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 16 (34.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (15.22%) Content Management Server
3 5 (10.87%) Kentico
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.35%) ColdFusion
4 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.35%) CMS
4 2 (4.35%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
2 17 (36.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (80.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (47.83%) NUnit
3 15 (32.61%) Selenium
4 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
5 11 (23.91%) SoapUI
5 11 (23.91%) PhantomJS
6 7 (15.22%) JMeter
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Developer
2 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 16 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) .NET Developer
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Developer
5 8 (17.39%) ScrumMaster
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (76.09%) .NET
2 14 (30.43%) WCF
3 13 (28.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 12 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
5 11 (23.91%) SOAP
6 7 (15.22%) Velocity
7 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (4.35%) HTML5
9 2 (4.35%) HTML
9 2 (4.35%) Web Services
10 1 (2.17%) CSS
10 1 (2.17%) WPF
10 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (56.52%) Scrum
3 26 (56.52%) OO
4 25 (54.35%) TDD
5 23 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 18 (39.13%) SOA
7 13 (28.26%) BDD
8 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
9 7 (15.22%) Project Management
9 7 (15.22%) Content Management
9 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Product Management
10 6 (13.04%) MVC
11 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Performance Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
13 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (93.48%) C#
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Oracle
2 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe