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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.90% 1.33% 2.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.14% 9.46% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
145 74 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.31% 14.04% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 55 18
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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 -6 17 £400 -5.88% 5
Banbury - 3 £400 -
Abingdon - 1 £400 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 33 (82.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (80.00%) .NET
3 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (52.50%) Windows
5 21 (52.50%) C#
6 19 (47.50%) SQL
6 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
7 16 (40.00%) Scrum
8 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
9 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (32.50%) jQuery
10 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (32.50%) Relational Database
11 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (27.50%) Web Development
13 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
14 9 (22.50%) OOP
14 9 (22.50%) TDD
14 9 (22.50%) Multithreading
14 9 (22.50%) MDX
14 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (20.00%) ReSharper
15 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
15 8 (20.00%) Infragistics

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 13 (32.50%) Relational Database
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) MySQL
5 6 (15.00%) SSDT
6 3 (7.50%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (7.50%) OLAP
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (82.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) ReSharper
3 6 (15.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.00%) Subversion
3 6 (15.00%) WinDbg
3 6 (15.00%) MSBuild
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Web Developer
2 9 (22.50%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Server Administrator
5 6 (15.00%) Administrator
6 5 (12.50%) Consultant
7 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Report Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.50%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior WinForms Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (80.00%) .NET
2 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (32.50%) jQuery
4 9 (22.50%) MDX
5 2 (5.00%) WCF
5 2 (5.00%) WinForms
5 2 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) XSLT
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.50%) EDI
6 1 (2.50%) WSDL
6 1 (2.50%) XSL
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.50%) Ajax
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Scrum
3 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (27.50%) Web Development
6 9 (22.50%) TDD
6 9 (22.50%) OOP
6 9 (22.50%) Multithreading
7 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Requirements Management
8 7 (17.50%) SDLC
9 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) Bug Management
11 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
12 2 (5.00%) Test Management
13 1 (2.50%) MVVM
13 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
13 1 (2.50%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.00%) Perl
5 6 (15.00%) C++
5 6 (15.00%) Python
5 6 (15.00%) C++/CLI
5 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) MCTS
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Infragistics
3 6 (15.00%) Perforce
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
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