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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.34% 4.15% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.48% 21.58% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 3
Median daily rate £413 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +3.84%
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
146 139 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.41% 19.23% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 108 23
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -11 4 £400 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) C++
3 10 (55.56%) HTML
3 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (55.56%) PHP
3 10 (55.56%) XML
3 10 (55.56%) XSLT
3 10 (55.56%) CSS
3 10 (55.56%) CMS
3 10 (55.56%) Content Management
3 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (44.44%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) e-Learning
5 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (22.22%) Perforce
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Windows CE
7 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.11%) Xamarin
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
9 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
9 1 (5.56%) MS Project
9 1 (5.56%) MS Office
9 1 (5.56%) Web Services
9 1 (5.56%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (55.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (5.56%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (5.56%) Automotive
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
3 4 (22.22%) HTML Developer
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) XML Developer
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Mobile Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Support
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) CSS
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
1 10 (55.56%) XML
1 10 (55.56%) XSLT
2 8 (44.44%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) e-Learning
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows CE
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Content Management
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
3 1 (5.56%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) MVVM
3 1 (5.56%) OO
3 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) SDLC
3 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) C++
3 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (55.56%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) HL7
1 1 (5.56%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Perforce
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Xamarin