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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.50% 2.40% 3.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.97% 22.64% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
Visual Studio
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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
117 106 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.54% 10.61% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 72 46
Average daily rate £363 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 18 (72.00%) C#
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (36.00%) Windows
4 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (32.00%) HTML
5 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (24.00%) CSS
7 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (24.00%) MVC
8 5 (20.00%) CMMI
8 5 (20.00%) CRM
8 5 (20.00%) XML
8 5 (20.00%) IIS
8 5 (20.00%) Ajax
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (20.00%) WCF
8 5 (20.00%) Kanban
9 4 (16.00%) Web Development
9 4 (16.00%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) IIS
3 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (8.00%) CMS
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.00%) LiveCycle
5 1 (4.00%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (16.00%) OLAP
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (12.00%) PerformancePoint
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) MySQL
6 3 (12.00%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (8.00%) IDOL
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (4.00%) DTS
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.00%) Firebug
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.00%) NuGet
4 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (4.00%) Back Office
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Designer
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (32.00%) HTML
4 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (24.00%) CSS
6 5 (20.00%) XML
6 5 (20.00%) Ajax
6 5 (20.00%) WCF
7 4 (16.00%) jQuery
7 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (16.00%) Web Services
8 2 (8.00%) XSLT
8 2 (8.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (8.00%) MDX
8 2 (8.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 5 (20.00%) CMMI
4 5 (20.00%) Kanban
5 4 (16.00%) Web Development
6 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (8.00%) Document Management
7 2 (8.00%) Workflow
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) OO
8 1 (4.00%) DSDM
8 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) Ruby
6 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 2 (8.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (8.00%) VBScript
6 2 (8.00%) VB
7 1 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCTS
2 3 (12.00%) MCITP
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Meridio
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) Ektron
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Serena
3 1 (4.00%) Telerik