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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 109 93 66
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.85% 1.28% 2.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.86% 14.34% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £80.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
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
271 251 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.62% 8.91% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 163 90
Average daily rate £350 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%

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 26 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 13 £400 +23.07% 7
Bracknell +6 3 £163 -56.66%
Slough -2 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 32 (74.42%) C#
2 31 (72.09%) .NET
3 30 (69.77%) SQL Server
4 22 (51.16%) SQL
5 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
6 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
7 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
7 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (34.88%) HTML
9 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (30.23%) Windows
11 12 (27.91%) Scrum
11 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (25.58%) CSS
12 11 (25.58%) VB.NET
12 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
13 10 (23.26%) MVC
14 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
15 7 (16.28%) WCF
15 7 (16.28%) jQuery
15 7 (16.28%) Web Development
15 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (16.28%) Ajax
15 7 (16.28%) Web Services
15 7 (16.28%) IIS
16 6 (13.95%) XML
16 6 (13.95%) Java
16 6 (13.95%) CRM
16 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
16 6 (13.95%) CMMI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.28%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) CMS
4 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (9.30%) Sitefinity
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
2 2 (4.65%) FTP
3 1 (2.33%) S/MIME
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (2.33%) 802.15
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.33%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) ATM
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (69.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (9.30%) MySQL
5 4 (9.30%) OLAP
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.98%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.98%) PerformancePoint
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.65%) IDOL
7 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.33%) DTS
8 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) Firebug
4 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.33%) NuGet
4 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
2 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Field Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Junior Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Junior Software Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Junior
4 3 (6.98%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Designer
4 3 (6.98%) Designer
4 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Business Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (72.09%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
3 15 (34.88%) HTML
4 11 (25.58%) CSS
5 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
6 7 (16.28%) Ajax
6 7 (16.28%) WCF
6 7 (16.28%) jQuery
6 7 (16.28%) Web Services
7 6 (13.95%) XML
7 6 (13.95%) HTML5
7 6 (13.95%) CSS3
8 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.98%) REST
10 2 (4.65%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.65%) MDX
10 2 (4.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.65%) NHS
2 2 (4.65%) VLE
3 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Scrum
3 10 (23.26%) MVC
4 7 (16.28%) Web Development
5 6 (13.95%) Kanban
5 6 (13.95%) CRM
5 6 (13.95%) CMMI
6 4 (9.30%) Service Management
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.98%) Validation
8 2 (4.65%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) Content Management
8 2 (4.65%) Document Management
8 2 (4.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) C#
2 22 (51.16%) SQL
3 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.58%) VB.NET
5 6 (13.95%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) C
7 3 (6.98%) C++
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.65%) VBScript
8 2 (4.65%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) Python
9 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) MCTS
2 4 (9.30%) MCITP
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Telerik
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Serena
4 2 (4.65%) Meridio
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) Blackboard
5 1 (2.33%) Ektron
5 1 (2.33%) Assembla
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
Berkshire
Church International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago