The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.49% 2.44% 2.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.70% 29.73% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Average daily rate £305 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% +11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
63 37 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.73% 8.20% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 42
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £373 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +79.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +9 6 £305 -8.95% 5
Thame - - - -
Wantage - - - -
Witney - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) LINQ
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) OOP
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) RESTful
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (36.36%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (36.36%) NHibernate
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (9.09%) CCTV
8 1 (9.09%) WPF
8 1 (9.09%) HTML5
8 1 (9.09%) MVVM
8 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (9.09%) D-Bus

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) C# Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) LINQ
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) RESTful
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (36.36%) NHibernate
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) D-Bus
5 1 (9.09%) Qt
5 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (9.09%) COM
5 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) OOP
2 4 (36.36%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) MVVM
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Image Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft