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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.15% 1.50% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 18.75% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -10.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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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
42 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.15% 8.00% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 6
Average daily rate £330 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) OOP
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
4 4 (44.44%) LINQ
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (44.44%) RESTful
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 2 (22.22%) DHTML
6 2 (22.22%) HTML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (22.22%) CRM Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
3 4 (44.44%) LINQ
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 4 (44.44%) RESTful
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (22.22%) WF
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) DHTML
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) WPF
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
1 4 (44.44%) OOP
1 4 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft