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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 103 95 94
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 1.35% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.88% 14.64% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
243 239 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.10% 9.20% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 137 75
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +11 13 £381 +17.30% 5
Slough -10 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 25 (67.57%) SQL Server
2 24 (64.86%) C#
3 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET
4 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 16 (43.24%) SharePoint
6 13 (35.14%) HTML
7 12 (32.43%) Windows
8 11 (29.73%) CSS
9 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (27.03%) Web Development
9 10 (27.03%) jQuery
10 9 (24.32%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (24.32%) MVC
10 9 (24.32%) CRM
11 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
11 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
11 8 (21.62%) HTML5
12 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (18.92%) Ajax
12 7 (18.92%) XML
13 6 (16.22%) Web Services
13 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
13 6 (16.22%) IIS
13 6 (16.22%) Scrum
13 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
13 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (16.22%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 16 (43.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) IIS
3 5 (13.51%) CMS
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (8.11%) Sitefinity
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.70%) DNN
7 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.70%) LiveCycle
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.70%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) LDAP
2 3 (8.11%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) SSL
3 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) Intranet
4 1 (2.70%) ATM
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (13.51%) OLAP
4 3 (8.11%) IDOL
4 3 (8.11%) DTS
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (5.41%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.70%) Firebug
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Web Developer
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.41%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET
3 13 (35.14%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) CSS
5 10 (27.03%) jQuery
6 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
6 8 (21.62%) HTML5
7 7 (18.92%) Ajax
7 7 (18.92%) XML
8 6 (16.22%) Web Services
8 6 (16.22%) WCF
8 6 (16.22%) CSS3
9 3 (8.11%) REST
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (8.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 3 (8.11%) JSON
9 3 (8.11%) XSLT
10 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET
10 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.41%) NHS
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Wiki
1 2 (5.41%) VLE
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Social Media
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (27.03%) Web Development
2 9 (24.32%) MVC
2 9 (24.32%) CRM
3 6 (16.22%) Scrum
4 3 (8.11%) Workflow
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Document Management
4 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.41%) Content Management
5 2 (5.41%) Web Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) SEO
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) CMMI
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
5 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.11%) Java
7 2 (5.41%) Python
7 2 (5.41%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) PHP
7 2 (5.41%) Ruby
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCTS
4 2 (5.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Telerik
2 3 (8.11%) Meridio
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Omniture
3 2 (5.41%) Serena
3 2 (5.41%) Blackboard
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.70%) Ektron
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe
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