The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South East / Berkshire
Rank 79 95 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.41% 1.01% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.02% 11.68% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 19
Median daily rate £398 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £80.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 - £44.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 - £116.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
233 214 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.70% 8.65% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 132 150
Median daily rate £440 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% +30.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £45.00 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 6 £250 -35.48% 7
Wokingham - 3 £325 - 2
Bracknell 0 2 £500 +25.00% 2
Maidenhead - 2 - - 2
Newbury - 1 £390 -
Slough - 1 £420 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 38 (84.44%) SQL
2 35 (77.78%) .NET
3 29 (64.44%) C#
4 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (33.33%) Oracle
6 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
7 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 12 (26.67%) XML
7 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
9 7 (15.56%) MVC
9 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
9 7 (15.56%) Degree
9 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
9 7 (15.56%) MS Access
9 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
9 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
9 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (13.33%) VB
10 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
11 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (11.11%) Project Management
11 5 (11.11%) VBA
11 5 (11.11%) Web Services
11 5 (11.11%) Linux
11 5 (11.11%) LINQ

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Jetty
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
1 2 (4.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) MS Access
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.67%) GIS
5 2 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) JMeter
2 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.67%) MSTest
4 2 (4.44%) Bower
4 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.44%) Grunt
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 10 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) BizTalk Developer
4 4 (8.89%) VBA Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# Programmer
5 3 (6.67%) Data Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Data Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Programmer
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
5 3 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (77.78%) .NET
2 12 (26.67%) XML
3 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
3 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.11%) LINQ
4 5 (11.11%) Web Services
5 4 (8.89%) SOAP
5 4 (8.89%) WCF
6 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.67%) CSS
6 3 (6.67%) HTML
6 3 (6.67%) Middleware
6 3 (6.67%) REST
6 3 (6.67%) RESTful
6 3 (6.67%) WinForms
7 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.44%) CSS3
7 2 (4.44%) HTML5
7 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) CentOS
3 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
1 7 (15.56%) MVC
2 5 (11.11%) DevOps
2 5 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
3 4 (8.89%) SOA
3 4 (8.89%) Time Management
3 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) OO
4 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (6.67%) Stress Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (84.44%) SQL
2 29 (64.44%) C#
3 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) VB
5 5 (11.11%) VBA
6 4 (8.89%) Java
6 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) C
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) Haskell
8 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.44%) CISA
4 2 (4.44%) HNC
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.22%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (2.22%) Netcool
1 1 (2.22%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.44%) Serena
5 1 (2.22%) Epicor
5 1 (2.22%) Maconomy
5 1 (2.22%) Mercator