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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 42 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.45% 0.30% 2.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 2.50% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
Visual Studio
Oxfordshire

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
49 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.13% 12.05% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 11
Median daily rate £450 £410 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +34.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (77.78%) Content Management
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) PHP
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) XSLT
2 7 (77.78%) CMS
3 3 (33.33%) e-Learning
4 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) HTML CSS Developer
1 4 (44.44%) HTML Developer
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
1 4 (44.44%) XML Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Release Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) CSS
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) XSLT
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Content Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
2 2 (22.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
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