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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.12% 0.78% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.61% 7.69% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate £275 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
107 65 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.96% 10.09% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 46 17
Average daily rate £366 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.72% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £14.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.79% -57.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 2 £275 -17.29% 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) C#
3 12 (57.14%) OOP
3 12 (57.14%) TDD
4 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) C++
5 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (38.10%) XML
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (33.33%) MSBuild
8 6 (28.57%) ATDD
8 6 (28.57%) HTTP
8 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
9 5 (23.81%) ReSharper
9 5 (23.81%) SQLite
9 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 5 (23.81%) Infragistics
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 5 (23.81%) WiX
9 5 (23.81%) SOLID
10 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET
11 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
11 2 (9.52%) CSS
11 2 (9.52%) XSLT
11 2 (9.52%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (9.52%) CRM
11 2 (9.52%) HTML
11 2 (9.52%) JavaScript

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQLite
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 5 (23.81%) ReSharper
3 5 (23.81%) WiX
4 2 (9.52%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
1 2 (9.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C++ Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C++/C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (4.76%) Front End Web Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Release Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.76%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (4.76%) XML Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET
4 2 (9.52%) Ajax
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) CSS3
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) jQuery
4 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (9.52%) WinForms
4 2 (9.52%) XSLT
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) e-Learning
1 2 (9.52%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) OOP
1 12 (57.14%) TDD
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) ATDD
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
4 5 (23.81%) SOLID
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) SEO
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) C++
4 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Infragistics
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Google
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle