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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 1.22% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 13.25% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
117 83 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.61% 9.21% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 33 51
Average daily rate £355 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 29 July 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 11 (84.62%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) VB
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) Server Building
6 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) CMMI
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) C++
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) MySQL
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
7 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) XSLT
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) CSS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.69%) NuGet
3 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) Field Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
2 3 (23.08%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (15.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 2 (15.38%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) XSL
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Server Building
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
3 3 (23.08%) CMMI
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) PHP
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) VBScript
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
6 1 (7.69%) C++/CLI
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCTS
2 2 (15.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware