The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 64 69 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.21% 1.69% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.10% 14.17% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £309 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £449 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.28%
Visual Studio
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
84 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.23% 11.91% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 76 42
Average daily rate £425 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £263 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £438 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 18 (75.00%) C#
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 16 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 13 (54.17%) Windows
6 12 (50.00%) Web Development
7 11 (45.83%) SQL
8 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
9 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 9 (37.50%) XML
10 8 (33.33%) CRM
10 8 (33.33%) T-SQL
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (33.33%) jQuery
10 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (29.17%) MVC
11 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (29.17%) HTML
11 7 (29.17%) MS Office
11 7 (29.17%) Web Services
12 6 (25.00%) CSS
12 6 (25.00%) Ajax
13 5 (20.83%) Meridio
13 5 (20.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (20.83%) IIS
4 4 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (8.33%) CMS
6 1 (4.17%) DNN
6 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (4.17%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (12.50%) WebTrends
3 1 (4.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LDAP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) ATM
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (20.83%) DTS
3 5 (20.83%) OLAP
3 5 (20.83%) IDOL
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.17%) Firebug
2 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.50%) Marketing
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Designer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Designer
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.17%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 9 (37.50%) XML
5 8 (33.33%) jQuery
6 7 (29.17%) HTML
6 7 (29.17%) Web Services
7 6 (25.00%) CSS
7 6 (25.00%) Ajax
8 5 (20.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (16.67%) HTML5
9 4 (16.67%) WCF
10 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (12.50%) XSLT
11 2 (8.33%) REST
11 2 (8.33%) JSON
12 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
12 1 (4.17%) LINQ
12 1 (4.17%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Wiki
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Web Development
2 8 (33.33%) CRM
3 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Workflow
4 4 (16.67%) Document Management
5 3 (12.50%) Web Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) SEO
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) Content Management
7 1 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Meridio
3 3 (12.50%) Omniture
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Ektron
5 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.17%) Serena
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) HP
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