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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 97 114 73
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -41
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 20 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 0.71% 2.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.57% 6.78% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 30
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +17.03%
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
221 295 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.76% 10.54% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 166 159
Median daily rate £425 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 13 £413 +10.00% 4
Bracknell 0 3 - - 3
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 33 (66.00%) SQL
3 30 (60.00%) .NET
4 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
7 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
8 17 (34.00%) HTML
8 17 (34.00%) T-SQL
8 17 (34.00%) MVC
9 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET
10 15 (30.00%) Windows
10 15 (30.00%) IIS
11 14 (28.00%) MS Excel
11 14 (28.00%) CSS
11 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
12 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
12 13 (26.00%) VB
12 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (24.00%) Java
14 11 (22.00%) PHP
14 11 (22.00%) HTTP
15 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
15 10 (20.00%) ITIL
15 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
17 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
17 8 (16.00%) ADO.NET
17 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (30.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.00%) WordPress
4 5 (10.00%) Drupal
4 5 (10.00%) Joomla!
4 5 (10.00%) Node.js
5 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
7 1 (2.00%) CMS
7 1 (2.00%) MS Project Server
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.00%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) HTTP
2 6 (12.00%) Internet
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) SSL
3 5 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (12.00%) MS Access
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.00%) GIS
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.00%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.00%) Fiddler
2 5 (10.00%) Selenium
3 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.00%) JMeter
4 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.00%) Marketing
1 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) German Language
2 4 (8.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Applications Developer
3 9 (18.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) C# Application Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Escalation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Server Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (60.00%) .NET
2 17 (34.00%) HTML
3 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
4 14 (28.00%) CSS
5 8 (16.00%) ADO.NET
5 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (16.00%) LINQ
6 7 (14.00%) REST
6 7 (14.00%) WinForms
7 6 (12.00%) DCOM
7 6 (12.00%) jQuery
7 6 (12.00%) WCF
8 5 (10.00%) Ajax
8 5 (10.00%) FastCGI
8 5 (10.00%) HTML5
8 5 (10.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 5 (10.00%) WPF
9 4 (8.00%) SOAP
9 4 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) MVC
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) Scrum
4 6 (12.00%) Web Development
5 5 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (10.00%) SDLC
5 5 (10.00%) Service Management
6 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.00%) Workflow
7 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.00%) CMMI
7 3 (6.00%) CRM
7 3 (6.00%) Kanban
7 3 (6.00%) OO
7 3 (6.00%) OOP
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.00%) Presales
7 3 (6.00%) Server Building
7 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 33 (66.00%) SQL
3 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (34.00%) T-SQL
5 13 (26.00%) VB
6 12 (24.00%) Java
7 11 (22.00%) PHP
8 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
9 6 (12.00%) VB6
10 5 (10.00%) Python
10 5 (10.00%) Ruby
11 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
12 2 (4.00%) Apple Swift
12 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
12 2 (4.00%) Perl
13 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 1 (2.00%) C
13 1 (2.00%) C++
13 1 (2.00%) VBA
13 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) MCITP
4 3 (6.00%) MCTS
5 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Infragistics
3 2 (4.00%) Apple
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.00%) Nintex
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
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