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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 1.50% 1.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.61% 16.25% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £375 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
121 80 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.96% 9.26% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 44 73
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 9 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) VB
6 3 (25.00%) IIS
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) C++
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (16.67%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Junior
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (8.33%) PhoneGap
6 1 (8.33%) WCF
6 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) VBScript
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (8.33%) C++/CLI
6 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
6 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik
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