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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.51% 1.49% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.66% 12.93% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
83 116 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.63% 11.54% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 67 37
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 28 August 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 40 (86.96%) .NET
2 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
3 32 (69.57%) C#
4 31 (67.39%) Windows
5 30 (65.22%) ASP.NET
6 29 (63.04%) SQL Server
7 25 (54.35%) SharePoint
8 24 (52.17%) SQL
8 24 (52.17%) T-SQL
8 24 (52.17%) Web Development
9 21 (45.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (43.48%) MS Office
10 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
11 19 (41.30%) SharePoint Server
11 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
12 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
13 17 (36.96%) XML
14 15 (32.61%) OLAP
14 15 (32.61%) DTS
14 15 (32.61%) LDAP
14 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
14 15 (32.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 14 (30.43%) Workflow
16 13 (28.26%) IDOL
16 13 (28.26%) Meridio
16 13 (28.26%) Web Services
17 12 (26.09%) Document Management
18 11 (23.91%) SLA
19 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (54.35%) SharePoint
2 19 (41.30%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (17.39%) IIS
3 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) DNN
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (43.48%) MS Office
2 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) WebTrends
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) LDAP
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (63.04%) SQL Server
2 21 (45.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (32.61%) OLAP
3 15 (32.61%) DTS
4 13 (28.26%) IDOL
5 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.17%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (76.09%) Developer
2 20 (43.48%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Development Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (4.35%) Programmer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Release Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (86.96%) .NET
2 30 (65.22%) ASP.NET
3 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
4 17 (36.96%) XML
5 15 (32.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 13 (28.26%) Web Services
7 8 (17.39%) WCF
8 5 (10.87%) jQuery
9 4 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (8.70%) WPF
9 4 (8.70%) Ajax
9 4 (8.70%) SOAP
9 4 (8.70%) HTML
10 3 (6.52%) CSS
10 3 (6.52%) XSLT
10 3 (6.52%) HTML5
11 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.35%) JSON
11 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (4.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) Wiki
2 1 (2.17%) Social Media
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Web Development
2 14 (30.43%) Workflow
3 12 (26.09%) Document Management
4 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.87%) Scrum
5 5 (10.87%) MVC
6 4 (8.70%) SEO
6 4 (8.70%) UML
6 4 (8.70%) OO
6 4 (8.70%) OOD
6 4 (8.70%) SOA
6 4 (8.70%) AOP
6 4 (8.70%) Web Analytics
6 4 (8.70%) TDD
6 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
6 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 4 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) C#
2 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) T-SQL
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.52%) C
5 3 (6.52%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) MCTS
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) ACCA
5 1 (2.17%) CIMA
5 1 (2.17%) MCSD
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) Meridio
3 4 (8.70%) Omniture
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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