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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.12% 1.02% 2.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.39% 13.51% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 7
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 £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +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
134 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 18.41% 7.58% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 24 19
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £351 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 July 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 July 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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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 -5 11 £400 - 5
Banbury - 6 £425 - 2
Abingdon - 1 £400 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (77.78%) .NET
2 26 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 22 (61.11%) SQL
4 22 (61.11%) Windows
5 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
5 17 (47.22%) C#
5 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (44.44%) Scrum
6 16 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
8 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
9 13 (36.11%) T-SQL
9 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (36.11%) jQuery
9 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
10 12 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
11 11 (30.56%) Web Development
12 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (25.00%) MDX
13 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
14 7 (19.44%) MySQL
14 7 (19.44%) SDLC
14 7 (19.44%) Requirements Management
14 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
15 6 (16.67%) TeamCity

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (19.44%) MySQL
6 6 (16.67%) SSDT
7 3 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (8.33%) OLAP
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.78%) Big Data
9 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (16.67%) WinDbg
2 6 (16.67%) MSBuild
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (16.67%) Subversion
2 6 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Administrator
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Server Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Report Developer
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) WPF Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (77.78%) .NET
2 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 13 (36.11%) jQuery
4 9 (25.00%) MDX
5 3 (8.33%) WPF
6 2 (5.56%) LINQ
6 2 (5.56%) WCF
6 2 (5.56%) Web Services
6 2 (5.56%) XML
6 2 (5.56%) CSS
6 2 (5.56%) XSLT
6 2 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (5.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (2.78%) EDI
7 1 (2.78%) WSDL
7 1 (2.78%) Ajax
7 1 (2.78%) SOAP
7 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.78%) XSL
7 1 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Scrum
3 12 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
4 11 (30.56%) Web Development
5 7 (19.44%) Requirements Management
5 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) Bug Management
8 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) MVVM
10 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.56%) Test Management
10 2 (5.56%) MVC
10 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
11 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) C#
3 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 13 (36.11%) T-SQL
5 6 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (16.67%) C++/CLI
5 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (16.67%) Perl
5 6 (16.67%) C++
6 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCTS
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Perforce
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
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