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 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 53 62
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 0.20% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.32% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 95 76 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 16.87% 15.23% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 47
Median daily rate £488 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £491 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £37.75 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.66%  
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 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

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Telerik
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) API Development
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) DHTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript

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 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) DHTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Telerik