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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 89 96 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.97% 0.91% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.56% 12.17% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 12
Median daily rate £410 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Visual Studio
South East

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
222 189 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.29% 7.45% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 112 137
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £175.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+288.88% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wokingham - 8 £426 - 1
Bracknell 0 4 £410 +30.15% 3
Reading -1 3 £313 -24.24% 1
Slough +5 1 £420 -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 26 (70.27%) SQL
2 25 (67.57%) .NET
3 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 16 (43.24%) C#
5 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
6 12 (32.43%) Windows
7 11 (29.73%) T-SQL
8 9 (24.32%) MS Access
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (21.62%) XML
9 8 (21.62%) VB
9 8 (21.62%) Java
9 8 (21.62%) Oracle
9 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
10 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (16.22%) MVC
11 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
11 6 (16.22%) C++
11 6 (16.22%) Linux
11 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
12 5 (13.51%) DevOps
12 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
12 5 (13.51%) Unix
12 5 (13.51%) CSS
12 5 (13.51%) HTML
12 5 (13.51%) SOA

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 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
1 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) MS Access
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.11%) GIS
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) MSTest
3 2 (5.41%) Bower
3 2 (5.41%) Grunt
3 2 (5.41%) JMeter
3 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.70%) FxCop
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) JSHint
4 1 (2.70%) Moq
4 1 (2.70%) NDepend
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.70%) StyleCop
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Applications Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Developer
3 4 (10.81%) VBA Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.11%) C++ Developer
4 3 (8.11%) C++/Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) VB VBA Developer
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.62%) XML
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
3 5 (13.51%) CSS
3 5 (13.51%) HTML
4 4 (10.81%) WCF
4 4 (10.81%) Web Services
5 3 (8.11%) HTML5
5 3 (8.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.11%) LINQ
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware
5 3 (8.11%) REST
5 3 (8.11%) SOAP
5 3 (8.11%) WPF
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.41%) CSS3
6 2 (5.41%) Node.js
6 2 (5.41%) RESTful
6 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Unix
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.41%) Android
6 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) MVC
3 5 (13.51%) DevOps
3 5 (13.51%) SOA
4 4 (10.81%) Scrum
4 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) OO
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) BDD
6 2 (5.41%) Coaching
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.41%) CRM
6 2 (5.41%) ERP
6 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) C#
3 11 (29.73%) T-SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Java
4 8 (21.62%) VB
5 6 (16.22%) C++
5 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) C
6 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.81%) VBA
7 1 (2.70%) Haskell
7 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (2.70%) Netcool
1 1 (2.70%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Mercator
4 1 (2.70%) RedGate
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Serena