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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 101 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 1.98% 2.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.83% 19.76% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
278 253 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.85% 10.04% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 135 102
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +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
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 - 7 £325 - 1
Reading -29 6 £350 -17.64% 4
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 30 (69.77%) C#
2 28 (65.12%) .NET
3 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
4 20 (46.51%) HTML
5 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
5 17 (39.53%) SQL
6 16 (37.21%) CSS
7 14 (32.56%) ASP.NET
8 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (27.91%) Windows
9 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
9 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (27.91%) jQuery
10 10 (23.26%) MVC
10 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
10 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (23.26%) HTML5
11 9 (20.93%) User Experience
11 9 (20.93%) Intranet
11 9 (20.93%) Scrum
12 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
12 8 (18.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (16.28%) Java
13 7 (16.28%) IIS
13 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (13.95%) Ajax
14 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (11.63%) Web Development
15 5 (11.63%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (16.28%) IIS
4 4 (9.30%) Sitefinity
4 4 (9.30%) CMS
5 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Intranet
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
3 1 (2.33%) FTP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) 802.15
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
5 4 (9.30%) MySQL
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.98%) PerformancePoint
6 3 (6.98%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.98%) OLAP
7 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Subversion
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.65%) NuGet
4 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (72.09%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (16.28%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.95%) UX Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Junior
6 4 (9.30%) Web Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Field Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Junior Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Junior Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Regression Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) .NET
2 20 (46.51%) HTML
3 16 (37.21%) CSS
4 14 (32.56%) ASP.NET
5 12 (27.91%) jQuery
6 10 (23.26%) HTML5
7 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
8 6 (13.95%) Ajax
9 4 (9.30%) WCF
9 4 (9.30%) Web Services
9 4 (9.30%) XML
9 4 (9.30%) CSS3
10 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.65%) MDX
11 2 (4.65%) Ext JS
11 2 (4.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (4.65%) REST
11 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
11 2 (4.65%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (4.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.65%) NHS
2 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) MVC
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 5 (11.63%) Web Development
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) CMMI
5 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (9.30%) Kanban
5 4 (9.30%) Server Building
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Use Case
7 2 (4.65%) Release Management
7 2 (4.65%) Content Management
7 2 (4.65%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (4.65%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) C#
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 5 (11.63%) C++
6 4 (9.30%) VB
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) C
8 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.65%) VBScript
8 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.33%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.33%) Python
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) MCTS
2 3 (6.98%) MCITP
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Telerik
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Assembla
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