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 23 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 57 48
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% 0.75% 3.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 8.62% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 21
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 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 152 58 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 20.51% 8.73% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 38 61
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 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 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (88.24%) .NET
3 14 (82.35%) .NET Framework
4 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (76.47%) HTML
4 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
5 12 (70.59%) WCF
5 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (64.71%) CRM
6 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
6 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
6 11 (64.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (64.71%) CSS
7 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) C#
8 4 (23.53%) MVC
9 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
10 2 (11.76%) XML
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.76%) Scrum
10 2 (11.76%) ISEB
10 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
10 2 (11.76%) Marketing
10 2 (11.76%) Web Development
10 2 (11.76%) WPF
10 2 (11.76%) Test Management

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:

Business Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) MSTest
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) CRM Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) .NET Framework
3 13 (76.47%) HTML
4 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (70.59%) WCF
5 11 (64.71%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 2 (11.76%) XML
8 1 (5.88%) Java EE
8 1 (5.88%) JSON
8 1 (5.88%) LINQ
8 1 (5.88%) REST
8 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Microservices
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Clojure
4 1 (5.88%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft