The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.67% 1.11% 3.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.99% 13.89% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Visual Studio
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
91 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.19% 7.98% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 21 13
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxfordshire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxfordshire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -5 3 £425 - 3
Abingdon - 1 - -
Bicester - - - -
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) MVC
7 5 (29.41%) REST
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) OOP
8 4 (23.53%) CRM
8 4 (23.53%) N-Tier
8 4 (23.53%) RESTful
8 4 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (23.53%) jQuery
8 4 (23.53%) WCF
8 4 (23.53%) LINQ
8 4 (23.53%) NHibernate
8 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) C# Developer
2 8 (47.06%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Programmer
4 4 (23.53%) C# Programmer
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Programmer
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (11.76%) CRM Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Database Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (29.41%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (23.53%) RESTful
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) WCF
6 4 (23.53%) LINQ
6 4 (23.53%) NHibernate
7 2 (11.76%) WF
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) DHTML
7 2 (11.76%) HTML
8 1 (5.88%) SOAP
8 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) OpenVMS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) OOP
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) MVVM
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.76%) Pascal
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) Fortran
5 1 (5.88%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft