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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 110 91 77
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 1.50% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.59% 16.88% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
258 231 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.75% 8.88% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 143 79
Average daily rate £375 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.97% -2.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £28.75 £40.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -13.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -6 9 £375 +15.38% 11
Slough -5 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £200 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 26 (63.41%) C#
2 26 (63.41%) .NET
3 22 (53.66%) SQL
4 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET
4 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
5 15 (36.59%) SharePoint
6 14 (34.15%) HTML
7 13 (31.71%) Windows
8 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (24.39%) CSS
10 9 (21.95%) CRM
10 9 (21.95%) MVC
10 9 (21.95%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (21.95%) Web Development
10 9 (21.95%) jQuery
10 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (19.51%) Scrum
11 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
12 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
12 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (17.07%) HTML5
12 7 (17.07%) CSS3
13 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
13 6 (14.63%) Ajax
13 6 (14.63%) WCF
13 6 (14.63%) OLAP
14 5 (12.20%) IIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (36.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 5 (12.20%) CMS
3 4 (9.76%) Sitefinity
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (9.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LDAP
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) ATM
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) SMTP
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) S/MIME
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (14.63%) OLAP
5 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (7.32%) DTS
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (7.32%) IDOL
7 3 (7.32%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (7.32%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.44%) MySQL
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.44%) Firebug
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Developer
2 5 (12.20%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Web Developer
2 5 (12.20%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Designer
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Designer
5 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Designer
5 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (63.41%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET
3 14 (34.15%) HTML
4 10 (24.39%) CSS
5 9 (21.95%) jQuery
6 7 (17.07%) HTML5
6 7 (17.07%) CSS3
7 6 (14.63%) Ajax
7 6 (14.63%) WCF
8 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.76%) REST
9 4 (9.76%) Web Services
9 4 (9.76%) XML
10 3 (7.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.88%) FastCGI
11 2 (4.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) User Experience
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) VLE
1 2 (4.88%) NHS
1 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) CRM
2 9 (21.95%) MVC
2 9 (21.95%) Web Development
3 8 (19.51%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) CMMI
4 5 (12.20%) Kanban
5 4 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (9.76%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) Document Management
6 3 (7.32%) Validation
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
7 2 (4.88%) Test Management
7 2 (4.88%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (4.88%) Content Management
7 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) C#
2 22 (53.66%) SQL
3 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
5 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.32%) Java
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby
7 2 (4.88%) Python
7 2 (4.88%) C++
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) MCTS
3 4 (9.76%) MCITP
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Telerik
3 3 (7.32%) Meridio
4 2 (4.88%) Blackboard
4 2 (4.88%) Serena
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) Ektron
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
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