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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 20 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.88% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 3.33% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
23 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.18% 12.35% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 20
Median daily rate £338 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £175.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +379.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough 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 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 25 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Slough region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Perfmon

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (100.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle