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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.36% 0.99% 2.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.14% 15.91% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -4.28%
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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
70 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.95% 6.22% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 30
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +188.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

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
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 21 November 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 26 (89.66%) C#
2 24 (82.76%) .NET
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) SQL
5 13 (44.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (37.93%) Oracle Database
6 11 (37.93%) Oracle
6 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
6 11 (37.93%) TDD
7 10 (34.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (31.03%) WCF
8 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) WinForms
9 8 (27.59%) WPF
9 8 (27.59%) MVVM
9 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
10 7 (24.14%) Scrum
10 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
11 6 (20.69%) SOA
11 6 (20.69%) UNIX
11 6 (20.69%) Windows
11 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
11 6 (20.69%) NUnit
11 6 (20.69%) Selenium
12 5 (17.24%) BDD
12 5 (17.24%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (17.24%) MSTest

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (13.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.45%) Content Management Server
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle Database
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.90%) Ingres
5 1 (3.45%) DB2
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.69%) NUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Selenium
3 5 (17.24%) MSTest
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Automotive
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) WPF Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (82.76%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (31.03%) WCF
4 8 (27.59%) WPF
4 8 (27.59%) WinForms
5 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
6 5 (17.24%) Castle Windsor
7 4 (13.79%) jQuery
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
8 3 (10.34%) HTML
9 2 (6.90%) XHTML
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (3.45%) LINQ
10 1 (3.45%) REST
10 1 (3.45%) CSS
10 1 (3.45%) XML
10 1 (3.45%) XSL
10 1 (3.45%) MSMQ
10 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (27.59%) MVVM
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) SOA
6 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.24%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) Coaching
8 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.34%) Web Development
10 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
10 2 (6.90%) System Testing
11 1 (3.45%) Kanban
11 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.45%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (17.24%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) XAML
5 4 (13.79%) VBScript
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) COBOL
7 2 (6.90%) VB
7 2 (6.90%) VB6
7 2 (6.90%) C
8 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) HL7
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) Northgate