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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 111 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 32 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 1.24% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.85% 13.01% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 20
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
205 246 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.35% 9.53% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 142 88
Average daily rate £340 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 +8 10 £375 -11.76% 13
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 54 (87.10%) .NET
2 46 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 45 (72.58%) C#
4 40 (64.52%) SQL Server
4 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET
5 34 (54.84%) Windows
6 29 (46.77%) SQL
7 27 (43.55%) T-SQL
7 27 (43.55%) SharePoint
8 26 (41.94%) MS Office
8 26 (41.94%) XML
9 23 (37.10%) Web Development
10 22 (35.48%) .NET Framework
11 21 (33.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
12 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (30.65%) SharePoint Server
13 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
14 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
15 16 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
16 15 (24.19%) OLAP
16 15 (24.19%) LDAP
16 15 (24.19%) DTS
16 15 (24.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
17 14 (22.58%) HTML
18 13 (20.97%) Web Services
18 13 (20.97%) CSS
19 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (43.55%) SharePoint
2 19 (30.65%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (12.90%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.61%) DNN
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (41.94%) MS Office
2 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.84%) WebTrends
3 2 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.61%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) LDAP
2 5 (8.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (33.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (24.19%) OLAP
4 15 (24.19%) DTS
5 11 (17.74%) IDOL
5 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.45%) NUnit
3 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.61%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (59.68%) Developer
2 20 (32.26%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (22.58%) Consultant
4 10 (16.13%) CRM Consultant
4 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (12.90%) Technical Leader
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Business Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (87.10%) .NET
2 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET
3 26 (41.94%) XML
4 22 (35.48%) .NET Framework
5 15 (24.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 14 (22.58%) HTML
7 13 (20.97%) Web Services
7 13 (20.97%) CSS
8 11 (17.74%) WCF
9 8 (12.90%) WSDL
9 8 (12.90%) jQuery
10 7 (11.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (8.06%) HTML5
11 5 (8.06%) WPF
12 4 (6.45%) Ajax
12 4 (6.45%) JSON
12 4 (6.45%) SOAP
12 4 (6.45%) XSLT
13 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET
13 2 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.84%) Wiki
2 1 (1.61%) Social Media
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (9.68%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Web Development
2 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.74%) CRM
4 10 (16.13%) Workflow
4 10 (16.13%) Document Management
5 9 (14.52%) Validation
6 8 (12.90%) Scrum
7 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.06%) MVC
8 4 (6.45%) SEO
8 4 (6.45%) TDD
8 4 (6.45%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.45%) AOP
8 4 (6.45%) Web Analytics
8 4 (6.45%) OOD
8 4 (6.45%) SOA
8 4 (6.45%) UML
8 4 (6.45%) OO
8 4 (6.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (72.58%) C#
2 29 (46.77%) SQL
3 27 (43.55%) T-SQL
4 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.45%) C
6 4 (6.45%) C++
6 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) MCTS
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) MCSD
6 1 (1.61%) ACCA
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (1.61%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
1 1 (1.61%) Salt
1 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Meridio
3 4 (6.45%) Omniture
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
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