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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.31% 1.91% 1.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.65% 17.65% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £215 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £395 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 102 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.66% 10.82% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 31
Average daily rate £388 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £19.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 - £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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Reading region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 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 44 (89.80%) .NET
2 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 35 (71.43%) C#
3 33 (67.35%) Windows
4 31 (63.27%) SQL Server
5 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET
6 25 (51.02%) SQL
6 25 (51.02%) T-SQL
7 23 (46.94%) SharePoint
7 23 (46.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (46.94%) Web Development
8 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (42.86%) XML
10 18 (36.73%) .NET Framework
10 18 (36.73%) MS Office
11 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
11 17 (34.69%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
12 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
13 13 (26.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 13 (26.53%) Workflow
13 13 (26.53%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (26.53%) DTS
13 13 (26.53%) OLAP
13 13 (26.53%) LDAP
14 12 (24.49%) Web Services
14 12 (24.49%) IIS
14 12 (24.49%) IDOL
14 12 (24.49%) Meridio
14 12 (24.49%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (46.94%) SharePoint
2 17 (34.69%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (26.53%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (24.49%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) CMS
6 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
6 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.04%) DNN
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Office
2 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) WebTrends
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.04%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) LDAP
2 4 (8.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (63.27%) SQL Server
2 23 (46.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (26.53%) OLAP
3 13 (26.53%) DTS
4 12 (24.49%) IDOL
5 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) NUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
1 4 (8.16%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.08%) Programmer
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Build and Release Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (89.80%) .NET
2 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET
3 21 (42.86%) XML
4 18 (36.73%) .NET Framework
5 13 (26.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 12 (24.49%) Web Services
6 12 (24.49%) WCF
7 6 (12.24%) XSD
7 6 (12.24%) HTML
8 5 (10.20%) CSS
9 4 (8.16%) SOAP
9 4 (8.16%) XSLT
9 4 (8.16%) WPF
9 4 (8.16%) jQuery
9 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (8.16%) Ajax
9 4 (8.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (6.12%) HTML5
11 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 1 (2.04%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Wiki
3 1 (2.04%) Social Media
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (67.35%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Web Development
2 13 (26.53%) Workflow
3 11 (22.45%) Document Management
4 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) TDD
5 5 (10.20%) MVC
5 5 (10.20%) SEO
5 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) Software Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) BDD
6 4 (8.16%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (8.16%) Analytics
6 4 (8.16%) AOP
6 4 (8.16%) Web Analytics
6 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
6 4 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (8.16%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) C#
2 25 (51.02%) SQL
2 25 (51.02%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) C
5 6 (12.24%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) Java
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (8.16%) MCTS
4 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) MCSD
4 4 (8.16%) MCSE
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) ACCA
5 1 (2.04%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.49%) Meridio
3 4 (8.16%) Omniture
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle