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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 68 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 0.82% 3.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.62% 6.02% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 17
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £400 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.27 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +17.03%
Visual Studio
Berkshire

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
103 133 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.10% 13.68% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 80 75
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £33.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +63.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 15 (62.50%) .NET
3 14 (58.33%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (45.83%) IIS
6 10 (41.67%) Java
6 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (41.67%) MVC
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (37.50%) PHP
7 9 (37.50%) HTTP
8 7 (29.17%) CSS
9 6 (25.00%) HTML
9 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 6 (25.00%) WCF
9 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (25.00%) Degree
10 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
10 5 (20.83%) Web Development
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) Ruby
10 5 (20.83%) Ajax
10 5 (20.83%) WPF
10 5 (20.83%) LINQ
10 5 (20.83%) Fiddler
10 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (45.83%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) Drupal
2 4 (16.67%) Joomla!
2 4 (16.67%) Node.js
2 4 (16.67%) WordPress
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) HTTP
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) SSL
2 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.83%) Fiddler
3 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Escalation Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Development Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) .NET
2 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
4 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) WCF
5 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET
5 5 (20.83%) Ajax
5 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (20.83%) FastCGI
5 5 (20.83%) LINQ
5 5 (20.83%) REST
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 5 (20.83%) WPF
6 4 (16.67%) DCOM
7 2 (8.33%) COM
7 2 (8.33%) jQuery
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) XHTML
8 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Service Management
2 5 (20.83%) Web Development
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) CRM
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) CMMI
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 2 (8.33%) Kanban
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) MSF
5 2 (8.33%) OOP
5 2 (8.33%) Server Building
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 14 (58.33%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (37.50%) PHP
5 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (20.83%) Python
6 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
6 5 (20.83%) VB
7 4 (16.67%) VB6
8 2 (8.33%) Apple Swift
8 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
8 2 (8.33%) Perl
9 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (4.17%) C
9 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCITP
3 3 (12.50%) MCTS
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCSD
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.17%) HP