The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.79% 2.47% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.50% 22.22% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £305 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -8.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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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 Oxford region.

Development Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
40 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.55% 11.11% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 7
Average daily rate £378 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -2.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +73.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxford region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxford region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) EAI
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) WF
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) FxCop
4 1 (20.00%) StyleCop

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) FxCop
1 1 (20.00%) StyleCop
1 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) WF
2 1 (20.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) EAI
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft