The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.40% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 4.00% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
Visual Studio
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Development Applications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
33 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 13.10% 8.09% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 14
Average daily rate £375 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £429 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 £35.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+392.95% -17.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Slough region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Slough region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) QGIS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) QGIS
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
1 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) GIS Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) GIS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft