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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 105 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.70% 1.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.40% 8.42% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £348 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -9.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
238 202 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.02% 8.32% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 98 131
Average daily rate £400 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +145.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -17 7 £325 -13.33% 14
Bracknell - 3 - -
Slough - 2 £363 - 3
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 21 (56.76%) C#
3 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 17 (45.95%) CSS
4 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
5 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
6 14 (37.84%) SQL
7 12 (32.43%) jQuery
8 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (24.32%) MVC
10 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
11 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
12 7 (18.92%) Windows
12 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
12 7 (18.92%) Intranet
12 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (16.22%) HTML5
13 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
13 6 (16.22%) User Experience
13 6 (16.22%) WCF
13 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (16.22%) C++
13 6 (16.22%) IIS
14 5 (13.51%) VB
14 5 (13.51%) Java
14 5 (13.51%) XML
14 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (13.51%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (16.22%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.41%) CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.11%) OLAP
6 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.11%) Star Schema
7 2 (5.41%) MySQL
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.70%) WiX
4 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.70%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (16.22%) UX Developer
5 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Junior
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Junior Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Regression Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Junior Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 17 (45.95%) HTML
2 17 (45.95%) CSS
3 12 (32.43%) jQuery
4 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
5 6 (16.22%) WCF
5 6 (16.22%) HTML5
6 5 (13.51%) XML
7 4 (10.81%) Ajax
7 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.41%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (5.41%) WPF
9 2 (5.41%) XSD
9 2 (5.41%) XSLT
10 1 (2.70%) WinForms
10 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) MVC
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.11%) TDD
3 3 (8.11%) Scrum
3 3 (8.11%) Web Development
3 3 (8.11%) OOD
3 3 (8.11%) ETL
3 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (8.11%) Analytics
3 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (5.41%) BDD
4 2 (5.41%) Workflow
4 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) C#
2 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 14 (37.84%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
5 6 (16.22%) C++
6 5 (13.51%) Java
6 5 (13.51%) VB
7 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
7 3 (8.11%) PHP
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) VBScript
8 2 (5.41%) C
9 1 (2.70%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.70%) Python
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Capita
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) Telerik
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