Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 133 131
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.80% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.63% 8.97% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 17
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +11.72% -3.33%
10th Percentile £332 £285 £253
90th Percentile £506 £500 £455
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +36.00%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 498 468 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.08% 10.91% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 283 258
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
90th Percentile £550 £519 £488
South East median daily rate £434 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.44% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.99% +8.45% -2.74%
10th Percentile £13.88 £33.55 £26.58
90th Percentile £50.25 £157.85 £47.35
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +14.76%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio 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 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 18 £400 +6.67% 3
Slough +5 4 £463 +9.47%
Maidenhead - 3 £365 -
Bracknell -7 2 £500 +21.95%
Newbury -2 1 £250 -35.90%
Windsor - 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (51.52%) C#
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (42.42%) .NET
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (36.36%) REST
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
7 10 (30.30%) JSON
7 10 (30.30%) Linux
7 10 (30.30%) XML
8 9 (27.27%) SQL
9 8 (24.24%) CSS
9 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
10 7 (21.21%) MS Visio
10 7 (21.21%) SVG
10 7 (21.21%) Web Services
10 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
10 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
10 7 (21.21%) PaaS
10 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
10 7 (21.21%) IaaS
10 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (21.21%) User Experience
11 6 (18.18%) Microservices
11 6 (18.18%) CSS3
11 6 (18.18%) Node.js
11 6 (18.18%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) Confluence
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) IaaS
2 7 (21.21%) PaaS
3 4 (12.12%) SaaS
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (6.06%) GitHub
6 1 (3.03%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) Power BI
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
6 1 (3.03%) Datazen
6 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
3 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
4 4 (12.12%) Axure RP
4 4 (12.12%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (12.12%) Grunt
4 4 (12.12%) gulp
4 4 (12.12%) JIRA
4 4 (12.12%) Maven
4 4 (12.12%) NuGet
4 4 (12.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (12.12%) Subversion
4 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
5 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.09%) Selenium
5 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (6.06%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
6 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.06%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Angular Developer
3 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile UI Developer
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) UI Developer
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) REST
3 10 (30.30%) JSON
3 10 (30.30%) XML
4 8 (24.24%) CSS
5 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
5 7 (21.21%) SVG
5 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) CSS3
6 6 (18.18%) HTML
6 6 (18.18%) HTML5
6 6 (18.18%) jQuery
6 6 (18.18%) Node.js
7 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 4 (12.12%) LESS
7 4 (12.12%) Sass
7 4 (12.12%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 3 (9.09%) .NET Core
8 3 (9.09%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 4 (12.12%) Animation
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 3 (9.09%) iPad
3 3 (9.09%) iPhone
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Android
3 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Microservices
2 6 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 5 (15.15%) DevOps
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
4 4 (12.12%) Low Latency
4 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) MVC
5 3 (9.09%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (6.06%) Memory Management
6 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.15%) C++
5 5 (15.15%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.12%) CQL
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) U-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Docker
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Opsview
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.09%) Puppet
3 2 (6.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Apple
3 3 (9.09%) Google
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) SendGrid
5 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.03%) Sybase
5 1 (3.03%) Tableau