Period
to 15 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 130 136
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 44 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.12% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.30% 7.44% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 21
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £308 £350 £300
90th Percentile £514 £506 £556
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -10.56% +5.26% +2.40%

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 530 457 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.52% 11.45% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 270 273
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.84% -16.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42.25 £13.88 £33.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £50.25 £158.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 26 £374 -9.88% 12
Newbury - 5 £390 - 1
Slough -6 4 £415 -10.27% 3
Bracknell -2 3 £450 +11.11% 1
Windsor +1 1 £300 -
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 28 (63.64%) .NET
2 27 (61.36%) C#
3 21 (47.73%) SQL Server
3 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
4 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
6 16 (36.36%) Git (software)
7 15 (34.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (31.82%) C++
8 14 (31.82%) CSS
9 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (25.00%) IIS
10 11 (25.00%) HTML
10 11 (25.00%) MVC
10 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (22.73%) Subversion
11 10 (22.73%) Java
11 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
11 10 (22.73%) REST
12 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (20.45%) Windows
13 8 (18.18%) Python
14 7 (15.91%) Mercurial
14 7 (15.91%) DevOps
14 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (13.64%) FMEA
15 6 (13.64%) RS-232
15 6 (13.64%) MISRA C
15 6 (13.64%) MISRA

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 11 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Simulink
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) SaaS
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.55%) Azure Functions
4 2 (4.55%) NuGet
4 2 (4.55%) Serverless
4 2 (4.55%) Slack
4 2 (4.55%) Trello
4 2 (4.55%) Yammer
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) GitHub
5 1 (2.27%) IaaS
5 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) RS-232
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (2.27%) NFC
3 1 (2.27%) RFID
3 1 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (47.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.82%) Big Data
4 3 (6.82%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (6.82%) Data Lake
4 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.82%) HDInsight
4 3 (6.82%) Power BI
4 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.27%) InfluxDB
6 1 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Redis
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 15 (34.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (22.73%) Subversion
5 7 (15.91%) Mercurial
6 3 (6.82%) Mocha
6 3 (6.82%) Moq
6 3 (6.82%) NUnit
6 3 (6.82%) webpack
7 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.55%) GitLab
7 2 (4.55%) JIRA
7 2 (4.55%) Maven
7 2 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.27%) Grunt
8 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.27%) WiX
General
1 6 (13.64%) Automotive
2 2 (4.55%) Billing
2 2 (4.55%) Games
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) PC Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Senior C Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (63.64%) .NET
2 14 (31.82%) CSS
3 11 (25.00%) HTML
4 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 10 (22.73%) REST
5 6 (13.64%) HTML5
5 6 (13.64%) jQuery
6 5 (11.36%) .NET Core
6 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.09%) CSS3
7 4 (9.09%) JSON
7 4 (9.09%) Kafka
7 4 (9.09%) Node.js
7 4 (9.09%) Sass
7 4 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (9.09%) Web Services
8 3 (6.82%) Chai
8 3 (6.82%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (6.82%) XML
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.09%) Social Media
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) PMI
4 2 (4.55%) RIA
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Android
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (25.00%) MVC
1 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (15.91%) DevOps
3 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.64%) FMEA
4 6 (13.64%) Software Architecture
4 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
4 6 (13.64%) Web Development
5 5 (11.36%) Kanban
5 5 (11.36%) MVVM
5 5 (11.36%) Scrum
5 5 (11.36%) TDD
6 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 4 (9.09%) Microservices
6 4 (9.09%) Use Case
7 3 (6.82%) API Development
7 3 (6.82%) Mobile Development
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) C#
2 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) C++
4 10 (22.73%) Java
5 8 (18.18%) Python
6 6 (13.64%) Assembly Language
6 6 (13.64%) C
6 6 (13.64%) MATLAB
7 5 (11.36%) Embedded C
7 5 (11.36%) Embedded C++
8 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 3 (6.82%) SQL
10 2 (4.55%) CQL
11 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
11 1 (2.27%) VB
11 1 (2.27%) VBA
11 1 (2.27%) VBScript
11 1 (2.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) MCP
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) MISRA
1 6 (13.64%) MISRA C
2 2 (4.55%) COBIT
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) KVM
2 2 (4.55%) VirtualBox
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Opsview
3 1 (2.27%) Grafana
3 1 (2.27%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
2 3 (6.82%) Xamarin
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Mirantis
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Apple
4 1 (2.27%) Telerik