Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 79 89
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.72% 0.97% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.84% 7.60% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 18
Reading median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £330 £250 £300
90th Percentile £430 £539 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £403 £375
% change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% +7.14%
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 155 171 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.62% 12.78% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 99 149
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £605 £515
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 3
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% -66.67% +34.33%
10th Percentile £71.25 £15.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +383.33% -66.67% +26.76%

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 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 21 May 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 (95.65%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) C#
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (56.52%) Git (software)
5 13 (56.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (56.52%) IIS
5 13 (56.52%) Windows
5 13 (56.52%) Linux
5 13 (56.52%) REST
5 13 (56.52%) Microservices
6 12 (52.17%) CQL
6 12 (52.17%) Low Latency
6 12 (52.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (52.17%) Opsview
6 12 (52.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (52.17%) Confluence
6 12 (52.17%) NuGet
6 12 (52.17%) Eclipse
6 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
6 12 (52.17%) Firewall
6 12 (52.17%) C++
6 12 (52.17%) Java
6 12 (52.17%) TeamCity
6 12 (52.17%) Multithreading
6 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (52.17%) JIRA
6 12 (52.17%) VMware
6 12 (52.17%) Maven

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 13 (56.52%) IIS
2 12 (52.17%) Confluence
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (52.17%) NuGet
3 10 (43.48%) IaaS
3 10 (43.48%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
1 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Git (software)
1 13 (56.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (52.17%) Eclipse
2 12 (52.17%) JIRA
2 12 (52.17%) Maven
2 12 (52.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (52.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) Grunt
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Software Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) REST
3 11 (47.83%) .NET Core
4 9 (39.13%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
6 7 (30.43%) XML
7 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
7 3 (13.04%) jQuery
8 2 (8.70%) Ajax
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (8.70%) CSS3
8 2 (8.70%) HTML5
8 2 (8.70%) XSLT
9 1 (4.35%) COM
9 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
9 1 (4.35%) JSON
9 1 (4.35%) Sass
9 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Wiki
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Microservices
3 12 (52.17%) Low Latency
3 12 (52.17%) Multithreading
4 11 (47.83%) Change Control
4 11 (47.83%) SDLC
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
5 9 (39.13%) MVC
6 8 (34.78%) DevOps
7 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) SEO
8 2 (8.70%) Web Development
9 1 (4.35%) Analytics
9 1 (4.35%) BDD
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL
9 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
9 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) C++
2 12 (52.17%) CQL
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) ISO 9001
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Opsview
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Omniture
3 1 (4.35%) Optimizely