Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 125 117
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 67 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.62% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.41% 7.37% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 26
Berkshire median daily rate £510 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -0.62% +7.33%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £281
90th Percentile £626 £438 £513
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £55.00
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £43.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% +1.74% -4.44%

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 587 529 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.18% 13.37% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 290 263
Berkshire median daily rate £455 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% - -
10th Percentile £338 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% +383.33% -66.67%
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -4.44%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +3 37 £550 +37.50% 3
Bracknell - 13 £373 -
Wokingham -6 1 - -
Ascot - 1 - -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 43 (64.18%) Microsoft
3 42 (62.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (59.70%) DevOps
5 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (50.75%) PowerShell
7 31 (46.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (46.27%) Analytics
7 31 (46.27%) Power Platform
8 30 (44.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 30 (44.78%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (43.28%) Data Lake
10 28 (41.79%) Power BI
11 27 (40.30%) Infrastructure as Code
11 27 (40.30%) C#
12 24 (35.82%) HDInsight
12 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
13 22 (32.84%) .NET
14 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
14 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
15 20 (29.85%) Windows
16 18 (26.87%) Security Testing
16 18 (26.87%) PaaS
17 17 (25.37%) Data Science
17 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (25.37%) Data Management
18 16 (23.88%) Data-Driven Testing
19 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
19 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (22.39%) Scrum

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 (13.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (62.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (46.27%) Power Platform
3 18 (26.87%) PaaS
4 14 (20.90%) IaaS
5 4 (5.97%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (4.48%) PowerApps
6 3 (4.48%) SaaS
6 3 (4.48%) Serverless
7 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.49%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (43.28%) Data Lake
3 28 (41.79%) Power BI
4 24 (35.82%) HDInsight
5 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
6 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.97%) Big Data
8 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (2.99%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (2.99%) GIS
9 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.99%) SSDT
10 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Visual Studio Team System
2 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
3 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio Code
5 7 (10.45%) JIRA
5 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (10.45%) Subversion
6 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.99%) MSTest
8 2 (2.99%) tSQLt
9 1 (1.49%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.49%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (1.49%) PVCS
9 1 (1.49%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.49%) Selenium
9 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.49%) Toad
9 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.99%) Electronics
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (25.37%) Azure DevOps
4 16 (23.88%) Azure Engineer
5 14 (20.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Lead DevOps
7 6 (8.96%) React Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Technical Leader
9 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Technical Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Administrator
10 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Field Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (2.99%) C# WPF Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Integration Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) HTML
3 10 (14.93%) JSON
4 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.94%) React
6 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.45%) CSS
6 7 (10.45%) HTML5
6 7 (10.45%) Immutable.js
6 7 (10.45%) Redux
6 7 (10.45%) RESTful
7 6 (8.96%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.46%) Entity Framework
8 5 (7.46%) jQuery
9 4 (5.97%) WCF
9 4 (5.97%) Web Services
9 4 (5.97%) XML
10 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.48%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (4.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.99%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) RIA
4 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) OpenVMS
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) DevOps
2 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (46.27%) Analytics
4 30 (44.78%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (40.30%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
7 18 (26.87%) Security Testing
8 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (25.37%) Data Management
8 17 (25.37%) Data Science
9 16 (23.88%) Data-Driven Testing
10 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (22.39%) Scrum
11 9 (13.43%) CRM
11 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
11 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Data Analytics
12 7 (10.45%) Front End Development
12 7 (10.45%) Technical Leadership
13 6 (8.96%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 34 (50.75%) PowerShell
3 27 (40.30%) C#
4 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.97%) Java
6 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.48%) C++
8 2 (2.99%) XAML
9 1 (1.49%) C
9 1 (1.49%) Korn
9 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) PhD
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.48%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 43 (64.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) HP
3 4 (5.97%) Serena
4 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) IBM