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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 57 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.53% 1.88% 1.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.38% 16.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -17.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £373 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.32% -2.14%
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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
91 126 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.97% 11.30% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 46
Average daily rate £400 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £254 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 December 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 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) C#
3 14 (60.87%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 13 (56.52%) SharePoint
5 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) CRM
6 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (30.43%) Web Development
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
8 6 (26.09%) OLAP
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (21.74%) HTML
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
9 5 (21.74%) jQuery
9 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) MS Office
10 4 (17.39%) CSS
10 4 (17.39%) XML
10 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (17.39%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 13 (56.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) DNN
4 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.35%) LiveCycle
4 1 (4.35%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) OLAP
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (13.04%) DTS
5 3 (13.04%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (13.04%) IDOL
5 3 (13.04%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.35%) Firebug
2 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.70%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) WCF
4 4 (17.39%) XML
4 4 (17.39%) CSS
5 3 (13.04%) Ajax
5 3 (13.04%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (8.70%) JSON
6 2 (8.70%) MDX
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) REST
6 2 (8.70%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (4.35%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) CRM
2 7 (30.43%) Web Development
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Document Management
5 3 (13.04%) Workflow
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) CMMI
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Meridio
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.35%) Ektron
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Serena
4 1 (4.35%) Telerik
Reading
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago