The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 39 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.31% 2.39% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 11.11% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £388
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 Oxford with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 102 63 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 31.19% 21.50% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 43 50
Median daily rate £525 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +8.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Oxford

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) C++/CLI
1 1 (100.00%) Qt

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Qt
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) C++/CLI
1 1 (100.00%) Python