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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 57 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.24% 2.19% 1.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.86% 21.43% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £320 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £369 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
74 70 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.36% 10.22% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 47
Average daily rate £380 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £315 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
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 23 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 23 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 39 (92.86%) C#
2 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (78.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (73.81%) .NET
5 27 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (54.76%) Scrum
7 22 (52.38%) OO
8 21 (50.00%) TDD
9 20 (47.62%) Oracle
9 20 (47.62%) Oracle Database
10 19 (45.24%) Automated Testing
11 18 (42.86%) NUnit
11 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
12 17 (40.48%) SQL
13 15 (35.71%) SOA
13 15 (35.71%) Selenium
14 14 (33.33%) Finance
15 13 (30.95%) WCF
15 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (30.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (30.95%) BDD
16 12 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
17 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
17 11 (26.19%) SoapUI
17 11 (26.19%) PhantomJS
17 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET
17 11 (26.19%) SOAP
18 10 (23.81%) N-Tier
19 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 13 (30.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (11.90%) Content Management Server
3 3 (7.14%) Kentico
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) ColdFusion
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 2 (4.76%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (47.62%) Oracle Database
2 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (78.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (42.86%) NUnit
3 15 (35.71%) Selenium
4 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 11 (26.19%) SoapUI
5 11 (26.19%) PhantomJS
6 7 (16.67%) JMeter
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 6 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Software Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 13 (30.95%) WCF
3 12 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
4 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.19%) SOAP
5 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (11.90%) Velocity
7 2 (4.76%) Web Services
7 2 (4.76%) HTML5
7 2 (4.76%) HTML
8 1 (2.38%) CSS
8 1 (2.38%) WPF
8 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (54.76%) Scrum
4 22 (52.38%) OO
5 21 (50.00%) TDD
6 19 (45.24%) Automated Testing
7 15 (35.71%) SOA
8 13 (30.95%) BDD
9 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
10 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 6 (14.29%) MVC
12 5 (11.90%) Content Management
12 5 (11.90%) Project Management
12 5 (11.90%) Product Management
13 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
14 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
15 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
15 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 1 (2.38%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) C#
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Oracle
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
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