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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 109 90 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 1.38% 2.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.05% 15.21% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 20
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 £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £125.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
298 263 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.99% 9.09% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 164 92
Average daily rate £350 £314 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £222 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 - £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 March 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 March 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 -18 11 £400 +6.66% 10
Maidenhead +6 2 £325 +15.55% 2
Bracknell +5 2 £125 -66.66%
Newbury - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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#
1 32 (74.42%) .NET
2 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
3 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET
4 19 (44.19%) SQL
4 19 (44.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (41.86%) HTML
6 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
6 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
7 14 (32.56%) Windows
7 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (30.23%) CSS
9 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
10 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (25.58%) Scrum
10 11 (25.58%) MVC
11 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
11 10 (23.26%) jQuery
12 9 (20.93%) Ajax
13 8 (18.60%) IIS
13 8 (18.60%) Web Development
14 7 (16.28%) WCF
14 7 (16.28%) HTML5
14 7 (16.28%) Web Services
14 7 (16.28%) Java
14 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (13.95%) XML
15 6 (13.95%) Degree
15 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.60%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) CMS
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (9.30%) Sitefinity
5 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
7 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 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Intranet
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
3 3 (6.98%) SSL
4 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) FTP
5 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) ATM
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
5 1 (2.33%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.33%) OpenVPN
5 1 (2.33%) S/MIME
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) 802.15
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (9.30%) MySQL
6 4 (9.30%) OLAP
6 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.98%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.98%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (4.65%) IDOL
8 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.33%) DTS
9 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.65%) Fiddler
3 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.65%) NuGet
3 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Firebug
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Field Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Junior
5 4 (9.30%) Junior Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Junior Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Designer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Designer
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (74.42%) .NET
2 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET
3 18 (41.86%) HTML
4 13 (30.23%) CSS
5 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
6 10 (23.26%) jQuery
7 9 (20.93%) Ajax
8 7 (16.28%) WCF
8 7 (16.28%) Web Services
8 7 (16.28%) HTML5
9 6 (13.95%) XML
10 5 (11.63%) CSS3
11 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (9.30%) REST
12 2 (4.65%) Ext JS
12 2 (4.65%) FastCGI
12 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (4.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.65%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) MVC
2 11 (25.58%) Scrum
3 8 (18.60%) Web Development
4 5 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) CMMI
5 4 (9.30%) CRM
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.30%) Kanban
5 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
7 2 (4.65%) Workflow
7 2 (4.65%) Content Management
7 2 (4.65%) Document Management
7 2 (4.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) C#
2 19 (44.19%) JavaScript
2 19 (44.19%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) PHP
5 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.30%) Ruby
6 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.98%) VB
6 3 (6.98%) C
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
7 2 (4.65%) VBScript
7 2 (4.65%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) MCTS
2 4 (9.30%) MCITP
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Telerik
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Meridio
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.33%) Ektron
5 1 (2.33%) Assembla
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
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