Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 133 134
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 59 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.36% 0.80% 0.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.46% 6.89% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 22
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +15.09%
10th Percentile £362 £332 £273
90th Percentile £606 £506 £500
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 624 479 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.40% 11.67% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 278 274
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £519
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.50 £105.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.84% -68.10% +195.77%
10th Percentile £42.25 £13.88 £45.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £50.25 £172.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% -3.53%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 34 £450 +12.50% 3
Bracknell -2 7 £400 -20.00% 1
Newbury 0 5 £390 +56.00% 3
Slough -11 3 - - 8
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 36 (61.02%) Microsoft
2 34 (57.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (54.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 26 (44.07%) C#
5 25 (42.37%) DevOps
6 24 (40.68%) .NET
6 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (37.29%) Analytics
9 21 (35.59%) Power BI
9 21 (35.59%) Data Lake
9 21 (35.59%) PowerShell
10 20 (33.90%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (33.90%) SQL
10 20 (33.90%) HDInsight
11 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
11 19 (32.20%) Windows
12 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
12 17 (28.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (28.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (27.12%) Security Testing
13 16 (27.12%) Scrum
14 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
15 14 (23.73%) Test Automation
15 14 (23.73%) PaaS
15 14 (23.73%) IaaS
15 14 (23.73%) Virtual Machines
16 13 (22.03%) Data Science
16 13 (22.03%) Data Management
16 13 (22.03%) Subversion

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 (15.25%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.69%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Simulink
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (57.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (23.73%) IaaS
2 14 (23.73%) PaaS
3 5 (8.47%) SaaS
4 4 (6.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.39%) Azure Functions
5 2 (3.39%) Serverless
5 2 (3.39%) Slack
5 2 (3.39%) Trello
5 2 (3.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) RS-232
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) NFC
3 1 (1.69%) RFID
3 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) Data Lake
1 21 (35.59%) Power BI
2 20 (33.90%) HDInsight
3 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
3 17 (28.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (5.08%) Big Data
6 3 (5.08%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.69%) MySQL
7 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (54.24%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
3 13 (22.03%) Subversion
4 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (10.17%) Mercurial
6 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio Code
7 3 (5.08%) Mocha
7 3 (5.08%) Moq
7 3 (5.08%) NUnit
7 3 (5.08%) webpack
8 2 (3.39%) GitLab
9 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.69%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.69%) WiX
General
1 6 (10.17%) Automotive
2 2 (3.39%) Billing
2 2 (3.39%) Games
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Developer
2 20 (33.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Azure DevOps
4 9 (15.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Embedded C Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) PC Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) .NET
2 12 (20.34%) CSS
3 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
4 9 (15.25%) HTML
5 7 (11.86%) JSON
5 7 (11.86%) REST
6 6 (10.17%) HTML5
6 6 (10.17%) RESTful
7 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.78%) CSS3
8 4 (6.78%) Immutable.js
8 4 (6.78%) jQuery
8 4 (6.78%) Kafka
8 4 (6.78%) Node.js
8 4 (6.78%) React
8 4 (6.78%) Redux
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Core
9 3 (5.08%) Chai
9 3 (5.08%) Web Services
9 3 (5.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.78%) Data Structures
2 4 (6.78%) Social Media
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) PMI
4 2 (3.39%) RIA
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) DevOps
2 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (37.29%) Analytics
5 20 (33.90%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (28.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (27.12%) Scrum
7 16 (27.12%) Security Testing
8 14 (23.73%) Test Automation
9 13 (22.03%) Data Management
9 13 (22.03%) Data Science
10 11 (18.64%) Data-Driven Testing
10 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.95%) MVC
12 7 (11.86%) Front End Development
13 6 (10.17%) FMEA
13 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (10.17%) Software Architecture
13 6 (10.17%) Test Planning
13 6 (10.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) C#
2 21 (35.59%) PowerShell
3 20 (33.90%) SQL
4 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
5 12 (20.34%) C++
6 8 (13.56%) Java
6 8 (13.56%) Python
7 6 (10.17%) Assembly Language
7 6 (10.17%) C
7 6 (10.17%) MATLAB
8 5 (8.47%) Embedded C
8 5 (8.47%) Embedded C++
9 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
1 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.39%) PMP
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) MISRA
1 6 (10.17%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.39%) COBIT
2 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (8.47%) Docker
3 2 (3.39%) KVM
3 2 (3.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Grafana
2 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (61.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Sitecore
2 3 (5.08%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.39%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Mirantis
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Serena
4 1 (1.69%) Telerik