The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 29 March 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
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 32 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 0.38% 1.09% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 10.34% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Bracknell with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 33 29 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 12.50% 10.55% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 17
Median daily rate £500 £450 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Bracknell.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Bracknell

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Coach
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP