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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 66 72
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 1.67% 2.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.39% 14.17% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
79 120 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.12% 11.80% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 43
Average daily rate £388 £388 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £310 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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
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 22 September 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 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (71.43%) C#
4 28 (66.67%) Windows
5 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
6 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET
7 22 (52.38%) SQL
7 22 (52.38%) SharePoint
8 21 (50.00%) T-SQL
8 21 (50.00%) Web Development
9 18 (42.86%) .NET Framework
9 18 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
10 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
10 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (38.10%) XML
11 16 (38.10%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (35.71%) MS Office
13 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
14 12 (28.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 12 (28.57%) OLAP
14 12 (28.57%) Web Services
14 12 (28.57%) DTS
14 12 (28.57%) LDAP
15 11 (26.19%) Meridio
15 11 (26.19%) IDOL
16 10 (23.81%) Workflow
16 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (23.81%) Document Management
16 10 (23.81%) SLA

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 (52.38%) SharePoint
2 16 (38.10%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (19.05%) IIS
3 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) DNN
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
2 15 (35.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.14%) WebTrends
3 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.38%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) LDAP
2 5 (11.90%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (28.57%) OLAP
3 12 (28.57%) DTS
4 11 (26.19%) IDOL
5 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) NUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (71.43%) Developer
2 17 (40.48%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) CRM Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Release Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET
3 18 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 16 (38.10%) XML
5 12 (28.57%) Web Services
5 12 (28.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 8 (19.05%) WCF
7 5 (11.90%) jQuery
8 4 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (9.52%) WPF
8 4 (9.52%) Ajax
8 4 (9.52%) SOAP
8 4 (9.52%) HTML
9 3 (7.14%) CSS
9 3 (7.14%) XSLT
9 3 (7.14%) HTML5
10 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.76%) JSON
10 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (4.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.14%) Wiki
2 1 (2.38%) Social Media
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Web Development
2 10 (23.81%) Document Management
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Workflow
3 6 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (11.90%) MVC
4 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) AOP
5 4 (9.52%) Web Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
5 4 (9.52%) Pair Programming
5 4 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 4 (9.52%) SEO
5 4 (9.52%) UML
5 4 (9.52%) OO
5 4 (9.52%) CRM
5 4 (9.52%) OOD
5 4 (9.52%) SOA
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
3 21 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) C
6 3 (7.14%) C++
7 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) Java
8 1 (2.38%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) MCTS
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ACCA
5 1 (2.38%) CIMA
5 1 (2.38%) MCSD
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Meridio
3 4 (9.52%) Omniture
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Serena
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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