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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.57% 1.40% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.17% 13.95% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £413 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +43.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
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
96 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.66% 10.00% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 27 14
Average daily rate £450 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 30 October 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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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
Abingdon - 2 - -
Bicester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 6
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) CRM
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (15.38%) C
7 2 (15.38%) DHTML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Database Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (15.38%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
3 5 (38.46%) REST
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) DHTML
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) WF
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) OpenVMS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) Pascal
4 2 (15.38%) Fortran
5 1 (7.69%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
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