Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 137 151
Rank change year-on-year +20 +14 -40
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 0.88% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.56% 9.60% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 25
Berkshire median daily rate £405 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £345 £265 £283
90th Percentile £535 £553 £445
South East median daily rate £400 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +11.89% +8.33% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - £125.00
10th Percentile £45.70 - £112.50
90th Percentile £57.50 - £137.50
South East median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% -10.53%

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 410 448 556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 10.85% 9.16% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 276 309
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £281 £303 £226
90th Percentile £538 £538 £460
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +3.13% +9.97% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +28.57% -
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -5.88%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +29 16 £408 +8.67% 5
Bracknell +10 4 £405 -24.65% 1
Windsor - 3 - -
Wokingham - 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (77.42%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) C#
3 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
4 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
5 12 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (32.26%) HP
6 10 (32.26%) CRM
6 10 (32.26%) MVC
6 10 (32.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
7 9 (29.03%) T-SQL
8 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
8 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
8 8 (25.81%) RESTful
9 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
9 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (19.35%) Serena
10 6 (19.35%) C
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (19.35%) SDLC
11 5 (16.13%) VB.NET
11 5 (16.13%) Windows
11 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
11 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
11 5 (16.13%) Selenium
12 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing

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 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Jetty
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (6.45%) Power BI
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) Datazen
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (16.13%) Selenium
4 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.90%) Subversion
5 3 (9.68%) JMeter
5 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
5 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.45%) Fiddler
7 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.23%) MorphX
7 1 (3.23%) Robot Framework
7 1 (3.23%) Sahi
7 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Test Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Developer in Test
4 2 (6.45%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (77.42%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
2 8 (25.81%) RESTful
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
4 4 (12.90%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) CSS
5 3 (9.68%) SOAP
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.45%) JSON
6 2 (6.45%) REST
7 1 (3.23%) ADO
7 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
7 1 (3.23%) HTML
7 1 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (3.23%) ODBC
7 1 (3.23%) OLE
7 1 (3.23%) OLE DB
7 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) CRM
1 10 (32.26%) MVC
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.90%) Line Management
6 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
6 4 (12.90%) Open Source
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
6 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.68%) ERP
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Stress Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) T-SQL
4 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (19.35%) C
6 5 (16.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (9.68%) C++
8 2 (6.45%) Java
9 1 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (3.23%) Python
9 1 (3.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) HNC
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CISA
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Serena
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Remedy
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Epicor
5 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.23%) Maconomy
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) SendGrid
5 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.23%) Sybase