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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 68 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 0.55% 3.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.90% 4.24% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £370 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
101 118 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.10% 12.90% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 73 62
Median daily rate £413 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 24 May 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 20 (76.92%) C#
2 17 (65.38%) .NET
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (46.15%) MVC
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (42.31%) IIS
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (38.46%) Java
8 9 (34.62%) PHP
8 9 (34.62%) HTTP
8 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (30.77%) HTML
9 8 (30.77%) CSS
10 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (26.92%) WCF
11 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
11 6 (23.08%) Degree
11 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
12 5 (19.23%) ADO.NET
12 5 (19.23%) VB
12 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
12 5 (19.23%) ITIL
12 5 (19.23%) Python
12 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
12 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (19.23%) DNS

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 11 (42.31%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) Drupal
2 4 (15.38%) Joomla!
2 4 (15.38%) Node.js
2 4 (15.38%) WordPress
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) HTTP
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) SSL
2 5 (19.23%) Wireshark
3 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Fiddler
3 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (15.38%) Marketing
2 3 (11.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Azure Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Escalation Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Field Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 8 (30.77%) CSS
3 8 (30.77%) HTML
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (26.92%) WCF
5 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 5 (19.23%) ADO.NET
6 5 (19.23%) Ajax
6 5 (19.23%) FastCGI
6 5 (19.23%) LINQ
6 5 (19.23%) REST
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 5 (19.23%) WPF
7 4 (15.38%) DCOM
8 2 (7.69%) COM
8 2 (7.69%) jQuery
9 1 (3.85%) OAuth
9 1 (3.85%) SOAP
9 1 (3.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) Web Development
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) CMMI
5 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
5 2 (7.69%) Kanban
5 2 (7.69%) MSF
5 2 (7.69%) OOP
5 2 (7.69%) Server Building
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Test Management
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (38.46%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) PHP
6 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 5 (19.23%) Python
7 5 (19.23%) Ruby
7 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
7 5 (19.23%) VB
8 4 (15.38%) VB6
9 2 (7.69%) Apple Swift
9 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
9 2 (7.69%) Perl
10 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (3.85%) C
10 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.54%) MCITP
3 3 (11.54%) MCTS
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCSD
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Apple
2 2 (7.69%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.85%) Facebook
3 1 (3.85%) HP