Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.08% 1.26% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.20% 10.00% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 14
Reading median daily rate £373 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +5.16% +10.71%
10th Percentile £232 £272 £336
90th Percentile £438 £539 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -9.02% +2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 174 160 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.77% 12.61% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 112
Reading median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £313
90th Percentile £548 £538 £493
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £58.50 £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +290.00% -62.50% +14.29%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Reading

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Reading

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Reading over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Reading

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 12 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) C++
5 7 (43.75%) .NET
5 7 (43.75%) Subversion
5 7 (43.75%) Mercurial
6 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
6 6 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) Automotive
6 6 (37.50%) C
6 6 (37.50%) Python
6 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
6 6 (37.50%) Simulink
6 6 (37.50%) Assembly Language
6 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
6 6 (37.50%) RS-232
6 6 (37.50%) MISRA C
6 6 (37.50%) MISRA
6 6 (37.50%) FMEA
7 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
7 5 (31.25%) Embedded C++
8 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (25.00%) REST
8 4 (25.00%) MVC
8 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (25.00%) CSS
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) Confluence
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) NuGet
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) RS-232
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) NFC
3 1 (6.25%) RFID
3 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Mercurial
2 7 (43.75%) Subversion
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Maven
5 2 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (6.25%) Grunt
6 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
6 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.25%) WiX
General
1 6 (37.50%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Senior Software Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) PC Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior C Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (6.25%) Node.js
5 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (6.25%) Sass
5 1 (6.25%) SignalR
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) FMEA
1 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
1 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 4 (25.00%) Microservices
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
4 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) Assembly Language
3 6 (37.50%) C
3 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
3 6 (37.50%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
4 5 (31.25%) Embedded C++
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) CQL
6 2 (12.50%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) MISRA
1 6 (37.50%) MISRA C
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.25%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Opsview
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Telerik