Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 90 88
Rank change year-on-year +29 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.39% 0.56% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.06% 5.00% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 15
Reading median daily rate £400 £313 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -24.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £300
90th Percentile £463 £405 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Reading median hourly rate - £50.50 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £50.50 -

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 170 160 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 14.01% 11.20% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 93 140
Reading median daily rate £400 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £310 £272 £304
90th Percentile £575 £578 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £50.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.78% +12.22% +136.84%
10th Percentile £12.98 £44.85 £30.78
90th Percentile £14.93 £56.55 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £42.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -64.50% -6.11% +23.29%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 22 (75.86%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (72.41%) C#
3 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
7 13 (44.83%) PaaS
7 13 (44.83%) REST
7 13 (44.83%) IaaS
8 12 (41.38%) Windows
8 12 (41.38%) Linux
8 12 (41.38%) IIS
8 12 (41.38%) Microservices
9 11 (37.93%) MVC
10 10 (34.48%) Firewall
10 10 (34.48%) Eclipse
10 10 (34.48%) VMware
10 10 (34.48%) C++
10 10 (34.48%) Java
10 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
10 10 (34.48%) NuGet
10 10 (34.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (34.48%) Confluence
10 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
10 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (34.48%) TeamCity
10 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
10 10 (34.48%) Maven
10 10 (34.48%) JIRA

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 12 (41.38%) IIS
2 10 (34.48%) Confluence
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (44.83%) IaaS
2 13 (44.83%) PaaS
3 3 (10.34%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.90%) GitHub
5 1 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Firewall
1 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (72.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (10.34%) Power BI
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (34.48%) Eclipse
2 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 10 (34.48%) Maven
2 10 (34.48%) NuGet
2 10 (34.48%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (34.48%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Java Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Software Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) REST
3 9 (31.03%) .NET Core
3 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 9 (31.03%) XML
4 8 (27.59%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.34%) JSON
6 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 2 (6.90%) Ajax
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.90%) CSS
7 2 (6.90%) CSS3
7 2 (6.90%) HTML5
7 2 (6.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.90%) XSLT
8 1 (3.45%) COM
8 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.45%) RESTful
8 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
1 2 (6.90%) Wiki
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Microservices
3 11 (37.93%) MVC
4 10 (34.48%) DevOps
4 10 (34.48%) Low Latency
4 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
5 9 (31.03%) Change Control
5 9 (31.03%) SDLC
5 9 (31.03%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) Data Ingestion
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.90%) Operations Management
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) SEO
8 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
8 2 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) C++
2 10 (34.48%) CQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) U-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VBA
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) ISO 9001
1 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Opsview
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Omniture
3 1 (3.45%) Optimizely
3 1 (3.45%) SendGrid
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Tableau