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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.24% 1.16% 4.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 20.00% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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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
48 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.32% 5.81% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 16
Average daily rate £450 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) WF
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) DHTML
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) FxCop
1 1 (25.00%) StyleCop
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 2 (50.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) WF
3 2 (50.00%) DHTML
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) EAI
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft