Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 119 137
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 28 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.74% 0.73% 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.15% 6.83% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 26
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.02% +2.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £284 £345 £313
90th Percentile £438 £500 £553
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £50.50 -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.26% +0.59%

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 563 410 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.42% 10.68% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 244 273
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £306 £275 £306
90th Percentile £544 £538 £529
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £58.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +290.00% -62.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £45.15 £15.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £71.05 £54.65 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -2 16 £373 -8.47% 11
Slough -3 4 £415 -7.78% 7
Wokingham - 3 £350 - 1
Bracknell -5 2 £450 +11.11% 2
Windsor 0 1 £300 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 15 (51.72%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) .NET
3 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (27.59%) C++
6 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (24.14%) Mercurial
7 7 (24.14%) SQL
7 7 (24.14%) Subversion
8 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.69%) Automotive
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle
8 6 (20.69%) C
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.69%) Python
8 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
8 6 (20.69%) MATLAB
8 6 (20.69%) Simulink
8 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
8 6 (20.69%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
8 6 (20.69%) RS-232
8 6 (20.69%) MISRA C
8 6 (20.69%) MISRA
8 6 (20.69%) FMEA

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 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Simulink
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) NuGet
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Functions
4 1 (3.45%) GitHub
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) RS-232
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
3 1 (3.45%) NFC
3 1 (3.45%) RFID
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Power BI
3 3 (10.34%) Big Data
3 3 (10.34%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (10.34%) Data Lake
3 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.34%) HDInsight
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) MS Access
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
2 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (24.14%) Mercurial
3 7 (24.14%) Subversion
3 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Grunt
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) WiX
General
1 6 (20.69%) Automotive
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) PC Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior C Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) REST
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) Kafka
4 3 (10.34%) WCF
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Core
5 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (3.45%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.90%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) FMEA
2 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
3 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (17.24%) MVC
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) Kanban
4 4 (13.79%) Microservices
4 4 (13.79%) Use Case
5 3 (10.34%) Analytics
5 3 (10.34%) Data Mapping
5 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) C++
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
4 6 (20.69%) C
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) MATLAB
4 6 (20.69%) Python
5 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
5 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++
6 4 (13.79%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.90%) CQL
8 2 (6.90%) Delphi
8 2 (6.90%) VBA
9 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.45%) VB
9 1 (3.45%) VBScript
9 1 (3.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) MISRA
1 6 (20.69%) MISRA C
2 2 (6.90%) COBIT
2 2 (6.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Opsview
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Telerik
4 1 (3.45%) Xamarin