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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 101 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 1.70% 2.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.89% 19.14% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 17
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £125.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
304 256 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.54% 8.88% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 163 100
Average daily rate £350 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 11 £400 +6.66% 7
Maidenhead +10 4 £325 +18.18% 2
Bracknell +4 2 £125 -66.66%
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 28 (66.67%) .NET
3 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 19 (45.24%) SQL
5 18 (42.86%) HTML
6 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
7 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
8 15 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 13 (30.95%) CSS
10 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (28.57%) Windows
11 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 10 (23.81%) VB.NET
12 10 (23.81%) Scrum
12 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (23.81%) jQuery
13 9 (21.43%) MVC
13 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
14 8 (19.05%) HTML5
15 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (16.67%) Ajax
15 7 (16.67%) IIS
15 7 (16.67%) Java
16 6 (14.29%) Intranet
16 6 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (14.29%) User Experience
17 5 (11.90%) CSS3
17 5 (11.90%) CMS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.67%) IIS
3 6 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (11.90%) CMS
5 4 (9.52%) Sitefinity
6 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.38%) LiveCycle
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Intranet
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) FTP
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) 802.15
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.38%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (9.52%) MySQL
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.14%) OLAP
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) Subversion
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.76%) NuGet
4 2 (4.76%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.38%) Firebug
5 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Web Developer
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Junior Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Junior Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Junior
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.14%) UX Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Regression Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (66.67%) .NET
2 18 (42.86%) HTML
3 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
4 13 (30.95%) CSS
5 10 (23.81%) jQuery
6 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 8 (19.05%) HTML5
8 7 (16.67%) Ajax
9 5 (11.90%) WCF
9 5 (11.90%) CSS3
10 4 (9.52%) Web Services
10 4 (9.52%) XML
11 3 (7.14%) REST
11 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (4.76%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (4.76%) Ext JS
12 2 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Scrum
3 9 (21.43%) MVC
4 4 (9.52%) CRM
4 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) CMMI
4 4 (9.52%) Web Development
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.52%) Kanban
4 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.76%) Content Management
6 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (4.76%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) SQL
3 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.81%) VB.NET
5 7 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) C++
6 4 (9.52%) VB
7 3 (7.14%) Ruby
7 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.14%) C
7 3 (7.14%) PHP
8 2 (4.76%) Perl
8 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.76%) VBScript
9 1 (2.38%) Python
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) MCTS
2 3 (7.14%) MCITP
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Telerik
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.38%) Ektron
5 1 (2.38%) Assembla
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago