Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 12 November 2018 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 99 96
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -38
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.84% 0.57% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.32% 2.17% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £363 £170 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +113.24% -58.79% +3.13%
10th Percentile £251 £148 £401
90th Percentile £439 £281 £434
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.50
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 188 323 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.84% 26.11% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 270 242
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.28% +12.50%
10th Percentile £319 £350 £325
90th Percentile £600 £607 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +35.80% -10.00%
10th Percentile £47.50 £32.50 £36.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.50 £42.55
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% -3.53%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Oxford +18 3 £325 +91.18% 3
Kidlington - 3 £425 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) WPF
7 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) MVVM
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (20.00%) ETL
7 2 (20.00%) OO
7 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (20.00%) C++
7 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) MySQL
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) XSLT
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Application Rationalisation
7 2 (20.00%) Data Structures

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Functions
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQLPlus
4 1 (10.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) ETL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) WPF Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Application Rationalisation
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) MVVM
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (10.00%) Xamarin