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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.65% 1.67% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.05% 14.52% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Average daily rate
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£398 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £309 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £449 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -4.28%
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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
88 124 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.69% 11.50% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 77 42
Average daily rate £410 £350 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +60.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £429 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -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 21 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 21 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 21 (80.77%) .NET
2 19 (73.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (73.08%) C#
3 18 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 18 (69.23%) SharePoint
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 14 (53.85%) Windows
5 13 (50.00%) Web Development
6 12 (46.15%) SQL
7 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
8 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (38.46%) XML
9 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
9 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
10 8 (30.77%) jQuery
10 8 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (30.77%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (30.77%) MS Office
10 8 (30.77%) Web Services
10 8 (30.77%) CRM
11 7 (26.92%) HTML
11 7 (26.92%) MVC
12 6 (23.08%) IDOL
12 6 (23.08%) OLAP
12 6 (23.08%) IIS
12 6 (23.08%) LDAP
12 6 (23.08%) DTS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 18 (69.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (30.77%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (23.08%) IIS
4 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (7.69%) CMS
6 1 (3.85%) DNN
6 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (3.85%) LiveCycle
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (11.54%) WebTrends
3 1 (3.85%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) LDAP
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.85%) ATM
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (23.08%) OLAP
3 6 (23.08%) DTS
3 6 (23.08%) IDOL
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.85%) Firebug
2 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Designer
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) .NET
2 18 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
4 10 (38.46%) XML
5 8 (30.77%) jQuery
5 8 (30.77%) Web Services
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 6 (23.08%) CSS
7 6 (23.08%) Ajax
7 6 (23.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 5 (19.23%) WCF
9 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (15.38%) HTML5
10 3 (11.54%) XSLT
10 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (7.69%) REST
11 2 (7.69%) JSON
12 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (3.85%) COM
12 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
1 3 (11.54%) Wiki
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Social Media
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Web Development
2 8 (30.77%) CRM
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) MVC
4 5 (19.23%) Workflow
4 5 (19.23%) Document Management
5 3 (11.54%) Validation
5 3 (11.54%) SEO
5 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Web Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (3.85%) V-Model
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 2 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCTS
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Meridio
3 3 (11.54%) Omniture
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.85%) Ektron
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Serena
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