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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.66% 3.26% 2.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.04% 26.02% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £283 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £435 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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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
119 123 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.05% 12.53% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 60 35
Average daily rate £350 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £204 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £20.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +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 27 May 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 14 (73.68%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (42.11%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (26.32%) HTML
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum
9 4 (21.05%) CMMI
9 4 (21.05%) MVC
9 4 (21.05%) IIS
9 4 (21.05%) VB
9 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (21.05%) Ajax
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Kanban
9 4 (21.05%) Server Building
10 3 (15.79%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (15.79%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (15.79%) MCTS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (21.05%) IIS
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.79%) OLAP
4 3 (15.79%) PerformancePoint
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (15.79%) MySQL
4 3 (15.79%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.26%) NuGet
3 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Automotive
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Field Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Junior
3 2 (10.53%) Business Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.53%) MDX
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) jQuery
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.53%) XSLT
5 2 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (10.53%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (10.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Server Building
3 4 (21.05%) Kanban
3 4 (21.05%) CMMI
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) OOD
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
4 4 (21.05%) VB
5 3 (15.79%) C++
5 3 (15.79%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) VBScript
6 2 (10.53%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) C++/CLI
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCTS
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Telerik
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