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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.07% 3.01% 2.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.97% 26.02% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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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
138 123 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.42% 11.58% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 74 38
Average daily rate £350 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 - £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015, 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 16 (72.73%) C#
2 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
3 14 (63.64%) .NET
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (45.45%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 8 (36.36%) HTML
7 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 8 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (27.27%) Windows
8 6 (27.27%) VB.NET
8 6 (27.27%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) MVC
9 5 (22.73%) CSS
9 5 (22.73%) Ajax
10 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (18.18%) Degree
10 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
10 4 (18.18%) jQuery
10 4 (18.18%) Kanban
10 4 (18.18%) IIS
10 4 (18.18%) CRM
10 4 (18.18%) VB
10 4 (18.18%) CMMI
11 3 (13.64%) Service Management
11 3 (13.64%) Validation

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (9.09%) CMS
5 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.55%) LiveCycle
5 1 (4.55%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.64%) OLAP
4 3 (13.64%) PerformancePoint
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) MySQL
4 3 (13.64%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Firebug
4 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.55%) NuGet
4 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Designer
2 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Designer
2 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Regression Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Business Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) Ajax
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 4 (18.18%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) WCF
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) CSS3
6 2 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) Kanban
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) CMMI
5 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) DSDM
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Content Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) VB.NET
5 4 (18.18%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) Java
7 2 (9.09%) Ruby
7 2 (9.09%) C++
7 2 (9.09%) VBScript
7 2 (9.09%) PHP
8 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.55%) Perl
8 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) MCTS
2 3 (13.64%) MCITP
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) Telerik
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) Ektron
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle