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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 57 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.86% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.90% 13.79% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Median daily rate £250 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +24.03%

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
87 116 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.45% 11.37% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 82 72
Median daily rate £425 £450 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £349 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% +136.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Node.js
5 2 (25.00%) CSS3
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (25.00%) Grunt
5 2 (25.00%) Bower
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework

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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Bower
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Grunt
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (25.00%) HTML Developer
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) CSS3
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) LINQ
3 2 (25.00%) Node.js
3 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) C
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Serena
3 1 (12.50%) Mercator
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle