Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 111 134
Rank change year-on-year -22 +23 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 43 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.05% 1.21% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.25% 10.65% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 16
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £346 £268 £247
90th Percentile £500 £500 £434
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -9.68%
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% +41.67%

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 521 460 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.74% 11.39% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 268 246
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +4.23% +2.33%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.00 £36.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -18.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.65 £24.28 £27.60
90th Percentile £52.40 £143.03 £50.60
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -6.82% +17.33%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +18 27 £400 +10.34% 12
Slough +5 4 £463 +10.12% 4
Maidenhead - 3 £365 - 1
Bracknell -15 2 £500 +21.95%
Newbury -15 1 £250 -35.90%
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 29 (67.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (62.79%) C#
3 25 (58.14%) .NET
3 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (48.84%) Windows
5 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (41.86%) REST
6 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
7 17 (39.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
8 16 (37.21%) Linux
9 14 (32.56%) XML
9 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
10 13 (30.23%) HTML
10 13 (30.23%) IIS
10 13 (30.23%) Eclipse
10 13 (30.23%) PaaS
10 13 (30.23%) IaaS
11 12 (27.91%) Microservices
11 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
12 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (23.26%) Multithreading
12 10 (23.26%) JSON
12 10 (23.26%) JIRA
12 10 (23.26%) Maven
12 10 (23.26%) VMware
12 10 (23.26%) Java
12 10 (23.26%) C++
12 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
12 10 (23.26%) Firewall

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 13 (30.23%) IIS
2 10 (23.26%) Confluence
3 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.65%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (30.23%) IaaS
2 13 (30.23%) PaaS
3 4 (9.30%) SaaS
4 3 (6.98%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.65%) GitHub
6 1 (2.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
1 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (67.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (9.30%) MySQL
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.98%) Power BI
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) OLAP
5 1 (2.33%) QlikView
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
3 13 (30.23%) Eclipse
4 10 (23.26%) JIRA
4 10 (23.26%) Maven
4 10 (23.26%) NuGet
4 10 (23.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (23.26%) TeamCity
5 4 (9.30%) Axure RP
5 4 (9.30%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (9.30%) Grunt
5 4 (9.30%) gulp
5 4 (9.30%) Subversion
6 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
7 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.65%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (69.77%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Angular Developer
5 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Mobile UI Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) REST
3 14 (32.56%) XML
4 13 (30.23%) HTML
5 10 (23.26%) JSON
6 9 (20.93%) .NET Core
7 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
7 8 (18.60%) CSS
7 8 (18.60%) HTML5
7 8 (18.60%) jQuery
7 8 (18.60%) Web Services
8 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
8 7 (16.28%) CSS3
8 7 (16.28%) SVG
8 7 (16.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (13.95%) Node.js
10 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
10 4 (9.30%) LESS
10 4 (9.30%) Sass
10 4 (9.30%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) User Experience
2 4 (9.30%) Animation
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.98%) iPad
3 3 (6.98%) iPhone
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.65%) Wiki
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Android
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Microservices
3 10 (23.26%) DevOps
3 10 (23.26%) Low Latency
3 10 (23.26%) Multithreading
3 10 (23.26%) MVC
4 9 (20.93%) Change Control
4 9 (20.93%) SDLC
4 9 (20.93%) TDD
5 6 (13.95%) Front End Development
5 6 (13.95%) Visualisation
6 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Analytics
7 4 (9.30%) SEO
8 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.98%) Migration
9 2 (4.65%) Data Extraction
9 2 (4.65%) Data Mapping
9 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) C#
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.26%) C++
3 10 (23.26%) CQL
3 10 (23.26%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) SQL
5 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) U-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) VBA
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) ISO 9001
1 9 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.98%) Docker
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Opsview
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Apple
3 3 (6.98%) Google
4 2 (4.65%) Omniture
4 2 (4.65%) Optimizely
5 1 (2.33%) SendGrid
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.33%) Tableau