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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 45 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.03% 2.26% 3.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.89% 36.67% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
36 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.41% 6.16% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 18
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.01% +7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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 23 July 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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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 -3 1 - - 4
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Witney - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - - 2
Banbury - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 8 (61.54%) Web Services
5 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
5 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (46.15%) MVC
7 5 (38.46%) LINQ
7 5 (38.46%) jQuery
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (30.77%) NHibernate
8 4 (30.77%) OOP
8 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (30.77%) RESTful
9 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (23.08%) SQL
9 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (23.08%) WCF
9 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
9 3 (23.08%) REST
10 2 (15.38%) Validation
10 2 (15.38%) Migration
10 2 (15.38%) CSS
10 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) .NET Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) LINQ
4 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) RESTful
5 4 (30.77%) NHibernate
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) REST
7 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
8 1 (7.69%) COM
8 1 (7.69%) WPF
8 1 (7.69%) CSS3
8 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (30.77%) OOP
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) MVVM
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
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