The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Reading region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.33% 1.85% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.12% 16.82% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £245 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
85 107 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.40% 11.01% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 30
Average daily rate £388 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £19.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 - £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 24 July 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 43 (89.58%) .NET
2 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
3 34 (70.83%) C#
4 32 (66.67%) Windows
5 31 (64.58%) SQL Server
6 30 (62.50%) ASP.NET
7 25 (52.08%) SQL
7 25 (52.08%) T-SQL
8 23 (47.92%) SharePoint
8 23 (47.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (47.92%) Web Development
9 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (43.75%) XML
11 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
11 18 (37.50%) MS Office
12 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
12 17 (35.42%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
13 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
14 13 (27.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 13 (27.08%) Workflow
14 13 (27.08%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (27.08%) DTS
14 13 (27.08%) OLAP
14 13 (27.08%) LDAP
15 12 (25.00%) Web Services
15 12 (25.00%) IIS
15 12 (25.00%) IDOL
15 12 (25.00%) Meridio
15 12 (25.00%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 23 (47.92%) SharePoint
2 17 (35.42%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (27.08%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (25.00%) IIS
5 3 (6.25%) CMS
6 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.08%) DNN
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS Office
2 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) WebTrends
2 2 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.08%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) LDAP
2 4 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (64.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (47.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (27.08%) DTS
3 13 (27.08%) OLAP
4 12 (25.00%) IDOL
5 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.33%) NUnit
3 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
1 4 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Developer
2 19 (39.58%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Build and Release Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Configuration Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (89.58%) .NET
2 30 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 21 (43.75%) XML
4 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 13 (27.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 12 (25.00%) Web Services
6 12 (25.00%) WCF
7 6 (12.50%) XSD
7 6 (12.50%) HTML
8 5 (10.42%) CSS
9 4 (8.33%) SOAP
9 4 (8.33%) XSLT
9 4 (8.33%) Ajax
9 4 (8.33%) WPF
9 4 (8.33%) jQuery
9 4 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.25%) HTML5
11 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 1 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Wiki
3 1 (2.08%) Social Media
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Web Development
2 13 (27.08%) Workflow
3 11 (22.92%) Document Management
4 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.42%) TDD
5 5 (10.42%) SEO
5 5 (10.42%) Scrum
5 5 (10.42%) MVC
6 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) OOD
6 4 (8.33%) SOA
6 4 (8.33%) UML
6 4 (8.33%) OO
6 4 (8.33%) AOP
6 4 (8.33%) Web Analytics
6 4 (8.33%) Pair Programming
6 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) C#
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 25 (52.08%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) C
5 6 (12.50%) C++
6 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) Degree
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.33%) MCSD
4 4 (8.33%) MCSE
4 4 (8.33%) MCTS
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) ACCA
5 1 (2.08%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Salt
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.00%) Meridio
3 4 (8.33%) Omniture
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle