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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 2.22% 2.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.38% 20.00% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
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 £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
96 110 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.16% 11.12% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 69 50
Average daily rate £375 £300 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £246 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
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 30 January 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%) SQL Server
2 16 (64.00%) .NET
3 15 (60.00%) C#
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
6 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (36.00%) Windows
8 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (32.00%) CRM
8 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (24.00%) Web Development
9 6 (24.00%) jQuery
9 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (24.00%) Scrum
9 6 (24.00%) HTML
9 6 (24.00%) OLAP
10 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 5 (20.00%) MVC
10 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 5 (20.00%) WCF
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.00%) Kanban
11 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (16.00%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (12.00%) IIS
4 2 (8.00%) CMS
5 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (4.00%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) ATM
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (24.00%) OLAP
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (12.00%) DTS
5 3 (12.00%) IDOL
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (12.00%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.00%) Firebug
2 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (24.00%) jQuery
3 6 (24.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (20.00%) WCF
5 4 (16.00%) Ajax
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (12.00%) REST
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (8.00%) CSS3
7 2 (8.00%) HTML5
7 2 (8.00%) JSON
7 2 (8.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) CRM
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Web Development
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Kanban
4 4 (16.00%) CMMI
5 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Document Management
5 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) OO
7 1 (4.00%) DSDM
7 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) C#
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCTS
3 3 (12.00%) MCITP
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Meridio
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Serena
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Telerik
3 1 (4.00%) Ektron
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago