Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 117 131
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 1.08% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.37% 9.28% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 30
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £333 £281 £265
90th Percentile £438 £513 £505
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.68% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.74% -4.44% +12.50%

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 529 442 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.37% 11.66% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 263 272
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £275 £276
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.63% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% -66.67% +26.76%
10th Percentile £71.25 £15.00 £41.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £54.65 £75.90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +20.00%

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 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 25 May 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 +9 23 £400 +1.27% 12
Wokingham -3 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Slough -7 1 £415 -1.19% 6
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 30 (76.92%) C#
3 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (51.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
6 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
7 16 (41.03%) ASP.NET
8 15 (38.46%) IIS
8 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
9 14 (35.90%) Java
9 14 (35.90%) MVC
10 13 (33.33%) Windows
10 13 (33.33%) Linux
10 13 (33.33%) REST
10 13 (33.33%) Microservices
11 12 (30.77%) Opsview
11 12 (30.77%) Low Latency
11 12 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (30.77%) CQL
11 12 (30.77%) NuGet
11 12 (30.77%) Eclipse
11 12 (30.77%) HTML
11 12 (30.77%) C++
11 12 (30.77%) Firewall
11 12 (30.77%) VMware
11 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
11 12 (30.77%) Confluence
11 12 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra

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 15 (38.46%) IIS
2 12 (30.77%) Confluence
3 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.69%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (30.77%) NuGet
3 10 (25.64%) IaaS
3 10 (25.64%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Firewall
1 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) MS Access
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
3 12 (30.77%) Eclipse
3 12 (30.77%) JIRA
3 12 (30.77%) Maven
3 12 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (30.77%) TeamCity
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
5 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Grunt
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (87.18%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Delphi Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
6 2 (5.13%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) Junior Web Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) ASP.NET
3 13 (33.33%) REST
4 12 (30.77%) HTML
5 11 (28.21%) .NET Core
6 8 (20.51%) XML
7 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
8 6 (15.38%) CSS
9 5 (12.82%) jQuery
9 5 (12.82%) Web Services
9 5 (12.82%) XSLT
10 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (10.26%) HTML5
11 2 (5.13%) Ajax
11 2 (5.13%) CSS3
11 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.13%) WCF
12 1 (2.56%) COM
12 1 (2.56%) JSON
12 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Wiki
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) MVC
3 13 (33.33%) Microservices
4 12 (30.77%) Low Latency
4 12 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 11 (28.21%) Change Control
5 11 (28.21%) SDLC
5 11 (28.21%) TDD
6 8 (20.51%) DevOps
7 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
9 4 (10.26%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
9 4 (10.26%) Project Management
9 4 (10.26%) SEO
9 4 (10.26%) Web Development
10 3 (7.69%) Analytics
10 3 (7.69%) Web Analytics
11 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) C#
2 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (35.90%) Java
4 12 (30.77%) C++
4 12 (30.77%) CQL
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 2 (5.13%) Delphi
6 2 (5.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) ISO 9001
1 11 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) Opsview
2 6 (15.38%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) HP
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) Serena
5 3 (7.69%) Omniture
5 3 (7.69%) Optimizely