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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 103 93 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 1.41% 1.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.84% 14.29% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 21
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
204 252 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.20% 9.84% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 128 85
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £29.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
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 22 August 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 12 £375 -11.76% 8
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (84.62%) .NET
2 47 (72.31%) Microsoft
3 45 (69.23%) C#
4 43 (66.15%) ASP.NET
5 41 (63.08%) SQL Server
6 35 (53.85%) Windows
7 30 (46.15%) SQL
8 28 (43.08%) MS Office
9 27 (41.54%) XML
9 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
10 26 (40.00%) T-SQL
11 23 (35.38%) Web Development
12 22 (33.85%) .NET Framework
12 22 (33.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
13 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (29.23%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
15 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
15 17 (26.15%) HTML
16 16 (24.62%) SC Cleared
17 15 (23.08%) OLAP
17 15 (23.08%) LDAP
17 15 (23.08%) DTS
17 15 (23.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 13 (20.00%) Workflow
18 13 (20.00%) Web Services
18 13 (20.00%) CSS
18 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
2 19 (29.23%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (12.31%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (10.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) CMS
5 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.54%) DNN
Applications
1 28 (43.08%) MS Office
2 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.62%) WebTrends
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.54%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) LDAP
2 4 (6.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (63.08%) SQL Server
2 22 (33.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (23.08%) OLAP
4 15 (23.08%) DTS
5 12 (18.46%) IDOL
6 11 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.15%) NUnit
3 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.54%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.54%) Subversion
4 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (66.15%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Consultant
4 10 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
4 10 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (12.31%) Technical Leader
5 8 (12.31%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (3.08%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (84.62%) .NET
2 43 (66.15%) ASP.NET
3 27 (41.54%) XML
4 22 (33.85%) .NET Framework
5 17 (26.15%) HTML
6 15 (23.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 13 (20.00%) Web Services
7 13 (20.00%) CSS
8 10 (15.38%) WCF
9 9 (13.85%) jQuery
10 8 (12.31%) WSDL
11 7 (10.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (7.69%) HTML5
12 5 (7.69%) WPF
13 4 (6.15%) JSON
13 4 (6.15%) Ajax
13 4 (6.15%) SOAP
13 4 (6.15%) XSLT
14 2 (3.08%) XSD
14 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.62%) Wiki
2 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (9.23%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) UNIX
5 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Web Development
2 13 (20.00%) Workflow
3 11 (16.92%) Document Management
3 11 (16.92%) CRM
4 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.85%) Validation
6 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
8 5 (7.69%) MVC
8 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (6.15%) AOP
9 4 (6.15%) Web Analytics
9 4 (6.15%) SEO
9 4 (6.15%) TDD
9 4 (6.15%) Pair Programming
9 4 (6.15%) OOD
9 4 (6.15%) SOA
9 4 (6.15%) UML
9 4 (6.15%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) C#
2 30 (46.15%) SQL
3 26 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.23%) C
5 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.62%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (24.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) MCSD
6 1 (1.54%) MCSE
6 1 (1.54%) CIMA
6 1 (1.54%) ACCA
6 1 (1.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Salt
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
1 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (72.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Meridio
3 4 (6.15%) Omniture
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
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