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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 66 58
Rank change year-on-year -23 -8  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 9 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.099% 0.95% 2.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 10.71% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 22
Median daily rate - £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 221 84 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.82% 8.86% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 54 77
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -15 1 - - 5
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (90.00%) .NET
3 16 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (75.00%) HTML
5 14 (70.00%) WCF
5 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (65.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (65.00%) CRM
6 13 (65.00%) CSS
6 13 (65.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) C#
9 4 (20.00%) MVC
10 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
11 2 (10.00%) Test Management
11 2 (10.00%) Android
11 2 (10.00%) WPF
11 2 (10.00%) JIRA
11 2 (10.00%) QA
11 2 (10.00%) Selenium
11 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
11 2 (10.00%) Marketing
11 2 (10.00%) Web Development
11 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (10.00%) MSTest

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:

Business Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) MSTest
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) CRM Developer
2 13 (65.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 15 (75.00%) HTML
4 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (70.00%) WCF
5 13 (65.00%) CSS
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (10.00%) WPF
7 2 (10.00%) XML
8 1 (5.00%) Java EE
8 1 (5.00%) JSON
8 1 (5.00%) LINQ
8 1 (5.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Microservices
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) C++/CLI
4 1 (5.00%) Clojure
4 1 (5.00%) F#
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
Buckinghamshire
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