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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 57 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.66% 3.60% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.28% 38.67% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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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
81 75 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.62% 9.31% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 22
Average daily rate £415 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.76% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (97.30%) C#
3 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
3 21 (56.76%) WCF
4 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (43.24%) SQL
6 14 (37.84%) WPF
7 13 (35.14%) jQuery
7 13 (35.14%) MVVM
8 12 (32.43%) TDD
9 11 (29.73%) MVC
9 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (27.03%) Scrum
11 9 (24.32%) WinForms
11 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
12 8 (21.62%) CMS
12 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
12 8 (21.62%) CSS
12 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (21.62%) Kentico
12 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (18.92%) Windows
13 7 (18.92%) OO
13 7 (18.92%) SOA
13 7 (18.92%) XAML
13 7 (18.92%) NUnit
14 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
14 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
14 6 (16.22%) OOD
14 6 (16.22%) T-SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (21.62%) CMS
1 8 (21.62%) Kentico
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) SAS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) NUnit
2 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.51%) MSTest
3 4 (10.81%) Toad
4 1 (2.70%) Moq
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (94.59%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) WPF Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.70%) CMS Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (56.76%) WCF
3 14 (37.84%) WPF
4 13 (35.14%) jQuery
5 9 (24.32%) WinForms
5 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
6 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
6 8 (21.62%) CSS
6 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (16.22%) HTML
7 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (13.51%) XML
8 5 (13.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (13.51%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (10.81%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.81%) NHibernate
10 3 (8.11%) Web Services
11 2 (5.41%) XSL
11 2 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Social Media
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) MVVM
3 12 (32.43%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) MVC
5 10 (27.03%) Scrum
6 7 (18.92%) OO
6 7 (18.92%) SOA
7 6 (16.22%) OOD
7 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) Multithreading
10 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Web Development
11 2 (5.41%) System Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
12 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
12 1 (2.70%) ETL
12 1 (2.70%) Content Management
12 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (97.30%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) XAML
4 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) COBOL
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) VB6
5 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Northgate