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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 72 56
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.51% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.23% 4.39% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £281 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% +4.66%
Visual Studio
Berkshire

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
83 114 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.17% 11.66% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 85 47
Median daily rate £400 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £472 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 30 August 2016, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) MVC
4 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (53.33%) IIS
5 7 (46.67%) HTTP
5 7 (46.67%) CSS
5 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) Java
7 5 (33.33%) PHP
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) VB
7 5 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 5 (33.33%) DCOM
7 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (26.67%) VB6
8 4 (26.67%) Marketing
8 4 (26.67%) Joomla!
8 4 (26.67%) Scrum
8 4 (26.67%) Node.js
8 4 (26.67%) WPF
8 4 (26.67%) WordPress

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 8 (53.33%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) Drupal
2 4 (26.67%) Joomla!
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) WordPress
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Foundation
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) German Language
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (33.33%) DCOM
7 4 (26.67%) Node.js
7 4 (26.67%) WPF
8 3 (20.00%) WCF
8 3 (20.00%) XML
9 2 (13.33%) Ajax
9 2 (13.33%) COM
9 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
9 2 (13.33%) JSON
9 2 (13.33%) LINQ
9 2 (13.33%) RESTful
9 2 (13.33%) Web Services
10 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 1 (6.67%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) MVC
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Contact Management
5 2 (13.33%) DSDM
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) ATDD
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) MVVM
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) PHP
4 5 (33.33%) VB
4 5 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (26.67%) VB6
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (13.33%) C
8 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (6.67%) Python
8 1 (6.67%) Ruby
8 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Facebook