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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.20% 1.87% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.07% 18.18% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
73 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.22% 10.28% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 11 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (64.29%) Web Development
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (57.14%) Scrum
4 8 (57.14%) MDX
4 8 (57.14%) jQuery
5 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (50.00%) C#
5 7 (50.00%) Requirements Management
6 6 (42.86%) SDLC
6 6 (42.86%) Degree
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
7 5 (35.71%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (35.71%) Bug Management
7 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
8 4 (28.57%) Computer Science

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (21.43%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (21.43%) OLAP
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Report Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Architect
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 8 (57.14%) MDX
2 8 (57.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Web Development
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) Bug Management
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (35.71%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
8 1 (7.14%) MVVM
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
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