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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 100 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.79% 1.16% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.61% 12.83% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 17
Median daily rate £405 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £281 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +4.28% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +7.05%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 227 226 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.92% 9.05% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 138 164
Median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 5
Median hourly rate £38.75 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.49% +14.29%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 6 £378 -8.48% 2
Bracknell +4 3 £405 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £400 -
Visual Studio
South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 38 (88.37%) .NET
2 37 (86.05%) SQL
3 35 (81.40%) C#
4 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
5 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) T-SQL
6 14 (32.56%) XML
7 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.58%) Oracle
9 10 (23.26%) MVC
9 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
11 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
11 8 (18.60%) HP
12 7 (16.28%) Degree
12 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
13 6 (13.95%) SDLC
13 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
13 6 (13.95%) CRM
13 6 (13.95%) VB.NET
13 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
14 5 (11.63%) C
14 5 (11.63%) Web Services
14 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
14 5 (11.63%) Windows
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel

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 5 (11.63%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) Jetty
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.98%) GIS
4 3 (6.98%) MS Access
5 2 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) JMeter
3 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
4 3 (6.98%) MSTest
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (4.65%) Bower
5 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.65%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.65%) Grunt
5 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) C# Developer
3 10 (23.26%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) C# Programmer
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Programmer
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (88.37%) .NET
2 14 (32.56%) XML
3 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
4 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
5 5 (11.63%) LINQ
5 5 (11.63%) RESTful
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 4 (9.30%) REST
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 4 (9.30%) WCF
7 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (6.98%) CSS
7 3 (6.98%) HTML
7 3 (6.98%) Middleware
7 3 (6.98%) WinForms
8 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
8 2 (4.65%) HTML5
8 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) CentOS
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) MVC
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.95%) CRM
3 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
3 6 (13.95%) SDLC
4 5 (11.63%) DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) Project Management
4 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Scrum
5 4 (9.30%) SOA
5 4 (9.30%) Time Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.98%) Line Management
6 3 (6.98%) OO
6 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.98%) Quality Management
6 3 (6.98%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 35 (81.40%) C#
3 14 (32.56%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) VB.NET
5 5 (11.63%) C
6 3 (6.98%) VB
6 3 (6.98%) VBA
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) Java
7 2 (4.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) HNC
4 2 (4.65%) CISA
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (2.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) Oracle
3 8 (18.60%) HP
4 3 (6.98%) Serena
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.65%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Epicor
6 1 (2.33%) Maconomy