Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 89 89
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 19 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.31% 1.08% 1.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.18% 10.92% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £456 £338 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.19% +8.43% -17.00%
10th Percentile £322 £185 £282
90th Percentile £603 £498 £386
South East median daily rate £400 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +9.97% +3.93% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 502 174 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.23% 9.87% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 83 109
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +7.41% -6.51%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £493 £463
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £29.00 £45.00 £31.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +44.58% -26.76%
10th Percentile £26.00 £27.50 £17.49
90th Percentile £77.50 £62.50 £43.66
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Buckinghamshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -15 21 £545 +61.48% 3
Aylesbury - 6 £438 -
Beaconsfield - 1 £300 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (54.84%) C#
2 17 (54.84%) JavaScript
3 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) MVC
4 12 (38.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (38.71%) CRM
4 12 (38.71%) CSS
4 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
6 10 (32.26%) TDD
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
8 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
8 7 (22.58%) CMS
8 7 (22.58%) Web Development
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (22.58%) EPiServer
8 7 (22.58%) jQuery
9 6 (19.35%) CSS3
9 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
10 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (16.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (12.90%) RESTful
11 4 (12.90%) QA
11 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (22.58%) CMS
1 7 (22.58%) EPiServer
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Business Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
1 3 (9.68%) Redis
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.68%) Appium
3 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
3 3 (9.68%) Calabash
3 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) IntelliJ
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) NUnit
3 3 (9.68%) PhantomJS
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Corporate Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Architect
3 11 (35.48%) CRM Architect
4 9 (29.03%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 7 (22.58%) EPiServer Developer
5 7 (22.58%) Lead Architect
5 7 (22.58%) Web Developer
6 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
6 6 (19.35%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
8 3 (9.68%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (9.68%) QA Tester
8 3 (9.68%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (9.68%) Senior QA Tester
8 3 (9.68%) Senior Tester
8 3 (9.68%) Tester
9 2 (6.45%) Angular Developer
9 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) CSS
2 11 (35.48%) HTML
3 8 (25.81%) .NET
4 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
4 7 (22.58%) jQuery
5 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
5 6 (19.35%) CSS3
6 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (12.90%) JSON
7 4 (12.90%) RESTful
7 4 (12.90%) Web Services
7 4 (12.90%) XML
8 3 (9.68%) REST
8 3 (9.68%) SOAP
9 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) W3C
2 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) CRM
2 12 (38.71%) MVC
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Web Development
5 5 (16.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.68%) BDD
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Data Entry
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Open Source
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.23%) Content Management
8 1 (3.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C#
1 17 (54.84%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Apple Swift
3 3 (9.68%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Nintex