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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 1.75% 2.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.70% 15.45% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
73 123 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.94% 11.32% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 80 38
Average daily rate £394 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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 30 (88.24%) .NET
2 28 (82.35%) C#
3 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 25 (73.53%) SQL Server
5 22 (64.71%) Windows
6 21 (61.76%) SharePoint
6 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
7 20 (58.82%) SQL
8 19 (55.88%) T-SQL
9 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (50.00%) Web Development
9 17 (50.00%) .NET Framework
10 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
10 16 (47.06%) XML
11 15 (44.12%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (41.18%) MS Office
13 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
14 12 (35.29%) Web Services
14 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
15 11 (32.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 11 (32.35%) Meridio
15 11 (32.35%) DTS
15 11 (32.35%) OLAP
15 11 (32.35%) LDAP
15 11 (32.35%) IDOL
16 10 (29.41%) Workflow
16 10 (29.41%) SLA
16 10 (29.41%) Document Management
17 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (61.76%) SharePoint
2 15 (44.12%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (23.53%) IIS
4 7 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.94%) DNN
5 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.94%) CMS
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) MS Office
2 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.82%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.94%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) LDAP
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.94%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (73.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (32.35%) DTS
3 11 (32.35%) OLAP
3 11 (32.35%) IDOL
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) NUnit
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.94%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (2.94%) CRM Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (88.24%) .NET
2 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
3 17 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 16 (47.06%) XML
5 12 (35.29%) Web Services
6 11 (32.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 8 (23.53%) WCF
8 5 (14.71%) jQuery
9 4 (11.76%) HTML
9 4 (11.76%) Ajax
10 3 (8.82%) HTML5
10 3 (8.82%) CSS
10 3 (8.82%) SOAP
10 3 (8.82%) XSLT
10 3 (8.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (5.88%) XSD
11 2 (5.88%) JSON
12 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.82%) Wiki
2 1 (2.94%) Social Media
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Web Development
2 10 (29.41%) Workflow
2 10 (29.41%) Document Management
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) MVC
5 4 (11.76%) CRM
5 4 (11.76%) Scrum
5 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Web Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) AOP
6 3 (8.82%) TDD
6 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
6 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (8.82%) Software Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) UML
6 3 (8.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) C#
2 20 (58.82%) SQL
3 19 (55.88%) T-SQL
4 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) C
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) Java
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.88%) MCTS
6 1 (2.94%) MCITP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSD
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Meridio
3 3 (8.82%) Omniture
4 1 (2.94%) Serena
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) HP
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