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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.44% 2.67% 2.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.67% 28.00% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
Average daily rate £330 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £439 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
Visual Studio
Buckinghamshire

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
75 75 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.74% 9.54% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 31
Average daily rate £325 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 28 (90.32%) C#
1 28 (90.32%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) HTML
3 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
3 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
4 13 (41.94%) CSS
5 12 (38.71%) XML
6 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
7 9 (29.03%) WCF
8 8 (25.81%) WPF
9 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
9 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
9 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (19.35%) Intranet
10 6 (19.35%) MVC
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
10 6 (19.35%) jQuery
10 6 (19.35%) TDD
11 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
11 5 (16.13%) Windows
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) CICS
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Easytrieve
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) C# Developer
4 6 (19.35%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (16.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (12.90%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) C# Web Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Team Leader
6 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
7 3 (9.68%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Designer
7 3 (9.68%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (90.32%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) HTML
3 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET
4 13 (41.94%) CSS
5 12 (38.71%) XML
6 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
6 9 (29.03%) WCF
7 8 (25.81%) WPF
8 6 (19.35%) jQuery
9 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (16.13%) Web Services
10 4 (12.90%) WinForms
11 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
11 3 (9.68%) ISPF
12 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
12 2 (6.45%) D3.js
12 2 (6.45%) J2EE
12 2 (6.45%) Three.js
12 2 (6.45%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
2 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.68%) VSAM
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) MVC
2 6 (19.35%) TDD
3 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (12.90%) BDD
4 4 (12.90%) MVVM
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps
7 1 (3.23%) SDLC
7 1 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Assembly Language
5 3 (9.68%) C++
5 3 (9.68%) CLIST
5 3 (9.68%) COBOL
5 3 (9.68%) JCL
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
5 3 (9.68%) REXX
5 3 (9.68%) VBA
5 3 (9.68%) XAML
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) CA
2 3 (9.68%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SAP