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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 1.17% 2.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.57% 10.00% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 16
Average daily rate £325 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
115 100 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.65% 11.66% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 61 69
Average daily rate £450 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 13 (61.90%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (47.62%) HTML
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) MVC
6 7 (33.33%) CSS
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) jQuery
9 4 (19.05%) IIS
9 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
10 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
10 3 (14.29%) Java
10 3 (14.29%) XML
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 3 (14.29%) Selenium
10 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (9.52%) SaaS
11 2 (9.52%) MSF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (9.52%) iOS Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) HTML
3 7 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) Ajax
6 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (9.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (9.52%) XSLT
7 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.76%) HTML5
7 1 (4.76%) PhoneGap
7 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) MVC
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) CMMI
5 2 (9.52%) Contact Management
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Front End Development
5 2 (9.52%) iOS Development
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
5 2 (9.52%) MSF
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Server Building
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 3 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (9.52%) Apple Swift
6 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) VB
6 2 (9.52%) VBScript
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCSD
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.76%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Apple
2 2 (9.52%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Telerik