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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 107 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 1.62% 2.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.50% 17.86% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
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
246 224 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.97% 9.07% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 110 109
Average daily rate £355 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% +73.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 1 July 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
Maidenhead - 5 £325 -
Reading -14 3 £313 -26.47% 2
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 24 (64.86%) C#
3 16 (43.24%) HTML
3 16 (43.24%) CSS
4 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
5 13 (35.14%) SQL
5 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
6 11 (29.73%) jQuery
7 10 (27.03%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
9 8 (21.62%) Intranet
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
9 8 (21.62%) Scrum
9 8 (21.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (21.62%) User Experience
10 7 (18.92%) HTML5
10 7 (18.92%) MVC
10 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.92%) Java
11 6 (16.22%) IIS
11 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
12 5 (13.51%) VB
12 5 (13.51%) C++
12 5 (13.51%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (16.22%) IIS
4 3 (8.11%) CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Sitefinity
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 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.81%) MySQL
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.70%) MS Access
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) MSBuild
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) NuGet
4 2 (5.41%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.70%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (18.92%) .NET 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%) Field Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 2 (5.41%) 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
9 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.70%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 16 (43.24%) HTML
2 16 (43.24%) CSS
3 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
3 11 (29.73%) jQuery
4 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
5 7 (18.92%) HTML5
6 5 (13.51%) WCF
6 5 (13.51%) Ajax
6 5 (13.51%) Web Services
7 4 (10.81%) XML
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.41%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (5.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (5.41%) REST
9 2 (5.41%) Ext JS
9 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.41%) XSL
9 2 (5.41%) XSLT
9 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
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 2012
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Scrum
3 7 (18.92%) MVC
4 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.11%) Kanban
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.11%) Web Development
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) CMMI
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.11%) Server Building
5 3 (8.11%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (5.41%) BDD
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Product Management
6 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) C#
2 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 13 (35.14%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) Java
5 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
6 5 (13.51%) VB
6 5 (13.51%) C++
7 3 (8.11%) C
7 3 (8.11%) PHP
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
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 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCTS
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
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 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
2 2 (5.41%) Capita
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) Assembla
3 1 (2.70%) Telerik
3 1 (2.70%) HP