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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 103 100 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.71% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.23% 7.00% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 22
Median daily rate £375 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
215 243 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.03% 10.10% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 122 110
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Reading +5 8 £375 +20.00% 2
Bracknell -9 1 - -
Slough - 1 £425 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (81.25%) C#
2 33 (68.75%) SQL
3 31 (64.58%) .NET
4 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
6 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
6 22 (45.83%) MVC
7 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
8 18 (37.50%) Windows
9 16 (33.33%) HTML
9 16 (33.33%) T-SQL
9 16 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 15 (31.25%) IIS
10 15 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
12 13 (27.08%) HTTP
13 12 (25.00%) VB
13 12 (25.00%) Java
14 11 (22.92%) PHP
14 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
14 11 (22.92%) CSS
14 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
15 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
15 10 (20.83%) Internet
15 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (16.67%) LINQ
17 8 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
17 8 (16.67%) CRM

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 15 (31.25%) IIS
2 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) WordPress
4 5 (10.42%) Drupal
4 5 (10.42%) Joomla!
5 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.08%) CMS
7 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.08%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) HTTP
2 10 (20.83%) Internet
3 5 (10.42%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) SSL
3 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
3 8 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) MS Access
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) Fiddler
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.33%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
5 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (10.42%) Marketing
2 4 (8.33%) German Language
2 4 (8.33%) Local Government
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Applications Developer
3 10 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.83%) C# Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) C# Application Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (64.58%) .NET
2 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 16 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 16 (33.33%) HTML
4 11 (22.92%) CSS
5 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (16.67%) ADO.NET
6 8 (16.67%) LINQ
7 7 (14.58%) REST
7 7 (14.58%) WCF
7 7 (14.58%) WinForms
8 6 (12.50%) DCOM
9 5 (10.42%) Ajax
9 5 (10.42%) FastCGI
9 5 (10.42%) Node.js
9 5 (10.42%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 5 (10.42%) WPF
9 5 (10.42%) XML
10 4 (8.33%) SOAP
11 3 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) MVC
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) CRM
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Web Development
5 5 (10.42%) SDLC
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.25%) Contact Management
7 3 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) OO
7 3 (6.25%) Presales
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.25%) Workflow
8 2 (4.17%) BDD
8 2 (4.17%) Open Source
8 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) C#
2 33 (68.75%) SQL
3 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 16 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 12 (25.00%) Java
5 12 (25.00%) VB
6 11 (22.92%) PHP
7 7 (14.58%) VB.NET
8 6 (12.50%) VB6
9 5 (10.42%) Python
9 5 (10.42%) Ruby
10 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
11 3 (6.25%) C
11 3 (6.25%) C++
12 2 (4.17%) Perl
13 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
13 1 (2.08%) VBA
13 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCITP
4 3 (6.25%) MCTS
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) Infragistics
3 4 (8.33%) Serena
4 1 (2.08%) Facebook
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) RedGate
4 1 (2.08%) Sitecore