The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 March 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.13% 0.91% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.12% 11.48% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 12
Median daily rate £408 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.53% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £345 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 132 61 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 17.58% 7.96% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 45
Median daily rate £375 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -21.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Milton Keynes

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (85.71%) .NET
3 17 (80.95%) .NET Framework
4 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (76.19%) HTML
4 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
5 14 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (61.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (61.90%) WCF
6 13 (61.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (61.90%) CRM
6 13 (61.90%) CSS
6 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (52.38%) DV Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) MVC
10 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (14.29%) XML
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Marketing
10 3 (14.29%) Web Development
10 3 (14.29%) JIRA
10 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (9.52%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) MSTest
3 2 (9.52%) NUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.76%) JUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.76%) Mockito
4 1 (4.76%) Moq
4 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) CRM Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) .NET Framework
3 16 (76.19%) HTML
4 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (61.90%) CSS
4 13 (61.90%) WCF
5 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) JavaFX
6 1 (4.76%) JPA
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.52%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (4.76%) Microservices
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Luciad
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