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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 95 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 0.77% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.23% 8.72% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Median daily rate £393 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +3.33%
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 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
249 218 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.20% 8.80% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 137 99
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Bracknell -1 8 £410 - 2
Reading +11 6 £375 -9.09% 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 30 (75.00%) .NET
2 27 (67.50%) C#
3 23 (57.50%) SQL
3 23 (57.50%) SQL Server
4 21 (52.50%) MVC
5 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (45.00%) Windows
7 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
7 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
8 13 (32.50%) HTML
8 13 (32.50%) Java
9 12 (30.00%) CSS
9 12 (30.00%) .NET Framework
10 11 (27.50%) T-SQL
10 11 (27.50%) VB
10 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (27.50%) Relational Database
11 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (25.00%) IIS
11 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 10 (25.00%) Internet
12 9 (22.50%) VB.NET
13 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 8 (20.00%) HTTP
13 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 7 (17.50%) C++
14 7 (17.50%) DCOM
15 6 (15.00%) XML

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 10 (25.00%) IIS
2 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.00%) WordPress
4 5 (12.50%) Drupal
4 5 (12.50%) Joomla!
5 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.50%) CMS
6 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.50%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Internet
2 8 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (57.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (27.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (10.00%) MS Access
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Bower
4 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.50%) FxCop
4 1 (2.50%) Grunt
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) JSHint
4 1 (2.50%) Moq
4 1 (2.50%) NDepend
4 1 (2.50%) NUnit
4 1 (2.50%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) StyleCop
4 1 (2.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (12.50%) Marketing
2 4 (10.00%) German Language
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Developer
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C++/Java Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Escalation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (75.00%) .NET
2 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
3 13 (32.50%) HTML
4 12 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (30.00%) CSS
5 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (17.50%) DCOM
7 6 (15.00%) Node.js
7 6 (15.00%) XML
8 4 (10.00%) LINQ
8 4 (10.00%) WinForms
9 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
9 3 (7.50%) COM
9 3 (7.50%) JSON
9 3 (7.50%) WPF
10 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
10 2 (5.00%) jQuery
10 2 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (5.00%) Silverlight
10 2 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) MVC
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) CRM
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Scrum
4 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.50%) BDD
5 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.00%) DSDM
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Open Source
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.00%) User Stories
6 2 (5.00%) V-Model
6 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) C#
2 23 (57.50%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
4 13 (32.50%) Java
5 11 (27.50%) T-SQL
5 11 (27.50%) VB
6 9 (22.50%) VB.NET
7 7 (17.50%) C++
8 6 (15.00%) PHP
8 6 (15.00%) VB6
9 5 (12.50%) C
10 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.50%) Haskell
11 1 (2.50%) Python
11 1 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) HP
2 4 (10.00%) Serena
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Facebook
4 1 (2.50%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.50%) Mercator
4 1 (2.50%) RedGate
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Sitecore