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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.28% 3.55% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.00% 39.74% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £380 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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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
100 78 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.85% 8.93% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 30
Average daily rate £340 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 44 (97.78%) C#
2 42 (93.33%) .NET
3 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
4 22 (48.89%) WCF
5 20 (44.44%) SQL
6 16 (35.56%) jQuery
7 15 (33.33%) WPF
7 15 (33.33%) MVC
8 14 (31.11%) .NET Framework
8 14 (31.11%) MVVM
9 13 (28.89%) TDD
10 12 (26.67%) HTML
10 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
10 12 (26.67%) OO
11 11 (24.44%) XML
11 11 (24.44%) CSS
11 11 (24.44%) Scrum
11 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (20.00%) WinForms
13 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 8 (17.78%) CMS
14 8 (17.78%) BDD
14 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
14 8 (17.78%) Degree
14 8 (17.78%) Kentico
15 7 (15.56%) JSON

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (17.78%) CMS
1 8 (17.78%) Kentico
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) NUnit
2 5 (11.11%) MSTest
2 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.89%) Toad
4 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.67%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.22%) Moq
5 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (86.67%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.56%) WPF Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) CMS Developer
9 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.22%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (93.33%) .NET
2 22 (48.89%) WCF
3 16 (35.56%) jQuery
4 15 (33.33%) WPF
5 14 (31.11%) .NET Framework
6 12 (26.67%) HTML
6 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 11 (24.44%) XML
7 11 (24.44%) CSS
8 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (20.00%) WinForms
10 7 (15.56%) JSON
11 6 (13.33%) LINQ
12 5 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (11.11%) Entity Framework
12 5 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (11.11%) REST
12 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
12 5 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.22%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) MVC
3 14 (31.11%) MVVM
4 13 (28.89%) TDD
5 12 (26.67%) OO
6 11 (24.44%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) BDD
8 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
8 7 (15.56%) OOD
9 6 (13.33%) SOA
9 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
10 5 (11.11%) Web Development
11 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.44%) ETL
12 2 (4.44%) System Testing
13 1 (2.22%) Content Management
13 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) C#
2 20 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) XAML
5 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.67%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) HL7
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Remedy