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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 43 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.27% 0.80% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.33% 8.33% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate - £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +11.42%
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
45 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.05% 9.63% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 22
Average daily rate £440 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (75.00%) Content Management
2 6 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) PHP
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) XSLT
2 6 (75.00%) CMS
3 3 (37.50%) e-Learning
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (25.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) HTML CSS Developer
1 3 (37.50%) HTML Developer
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
1 3 (37.50%) XML Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) XML
1 6 (75.00%) XSLT
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared