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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 110 111 76
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 14 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.63% 0.56% 1.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.67% 6.97% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
240 201 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.40% 7.99% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 96 119
Average daily rate £400 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -13 3 £300 -20.00% 7
Maidenhead - 2 £325 -
Slough - 2 £363 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 26 (70.27%) .NET
2 25 (67.57%) C#
3 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
4 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
4 15 (40.54%) CSS
5 14 (37.84%) HTML
6 11 (29.73%) SQL
6 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
7 10 (27.03%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) jQuery
8 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
8 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.62%) Intranet
9 8 (21.62%) MVC
9 8 (21.62%) IIS
9 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (21.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (21.62%) WCF
9 8 (21.62%) User Experience
10 7 (18.92%) Java
10 7 (18.92%) C++
10 7 (18.92%) Scrum
11 6 (16.22%) XML
11 6 (16.22%) HTML5
12 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (13.51%) Web Services
12 5 (13.51%) C

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (21.62%) IIS
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
4 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Intranet
2 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 2 (5.41%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) FTP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) 802.15
3 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.70%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (10.81%) MySQL
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) MS Access
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) MSBuild
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) NuGet
4 2 (5.41%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.70%) WiX
5 1 (2.70%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.62%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (16.22%) UX Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Junior
6 4 (10.81%) Junior Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Junior Software Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Build Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Regression Tester
8 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (5.41%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (70.27%) .NET
2 15 (40.54%) CSS
3 14 (37.84%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
5 10 (27.03%) jQuery
6 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
7 8 (21.62%) WCF
8 6 (16.22%) XML
8 6 (16.22%) HTML5
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services
10 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (10.81%) Ajax
11 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (5.41%) WPF
11 2 (5.41%) XSD
11 2 (5.41%) XSL
11 2 (5.41%) XSLT
11 2 (5.41%) Ext JS
11 2 (5.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.41%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) MVC
3 7 (18.92%) Scrum
4 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) OOD
5 3 (8.11%) TDD
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Web Development
6 2 (5.41%) Use Case
6 2 (5.41%) Release Management
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Product Management
6 2 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (5.41%) BDD
7 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) C#
2 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 11 (29.73%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) C++
4 7 (18.92%) Java
5 5 (13.51%) C
5 5 (13.51%) VB
6 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.11%) PHP
7 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.41%) VBScript
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
9 1 (2.70%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.70%) Python
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
2 2 (5.41%) Capita
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) Assembla
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
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