Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 66 89
Rank change year-on-year +9 +23 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.85% 2.06% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.03% 15.12% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 4
Reading median daily rate £550 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +28.00% -26.47%
10th Percentile £446 £303 £250
90th Percentile £648 £418 £405
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +28.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 233 172 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.79% 13.60% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 114 93
Reading median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £390 £310 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £578
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +21.79% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 £72.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.59% +383.33% -66.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -37.93% +383.33% -66.67%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019, 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 39 (92.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (88.10%) DevOps
3 36 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 32 (76.19%) PowerShell
5 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (71.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 30 (71.43%) Analytics
6 30 (71.43%) Data Lake
7 29 (69.05%) Power BI
7 29 (69.05%) SQL
7 29 (69.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (59.52%) HDInsight
9 20 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (47.62%) Security Testing
10 19 (45.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (45.24%) Data Science
11 18 (42.86%) PaaS
11 18 (42.86%) Data Management
12 17 (40.48%) Windows
12 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
13 16 (38.10%) Data-Driven Testing
14 15 (35.71%) IaaS
14 15 (35.71%) Scrum
15 14 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
16 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
17 8 (19.05%) .NET
17 8 (19.05%) C#
18 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
18 6 (14.29%) Technical Leadership

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 4 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (92.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (42.86%) PaaS
3 15 (35.71%) IaaS
4 3 (7.14%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.76%) SaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.38%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.38%) Office 365
6 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (71.43%) Data Lake
2 29 (69.05%) Power BI
2 29 (69.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (59.52%) HDInsight
4 4 (9.52%) Big Data
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 30 (71.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.52%) JIRA
5 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.38%) webpack
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Azure DevOps
3 16 (38.10%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (35.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Technical Leader
7 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Field Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (4.76%) WPF Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Angular Developer
10 1 (2.38%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Java Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Platform Engineer
10 1 (2.38%) PowerShell Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
3 4 (9.52%) HTML5
4 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.14%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) ADO.NET
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.76%) COM
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
5 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (4.76%) Silverlight
5 2 (4.76%) SOAP
5 2 (4.76%) WCF
5 2 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.38%) RIA
3 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (88.10%) DevOps
2 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (71.43%) Analytics
3 30 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (47.62%) Security Testing
5 19 (45.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (45.24%) Data Science
6 18 (42.86%) Data Management
7 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
8 16 (38.10%) Data-Driven Testing
9 15 (35.71%) Scrum
10 6 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
11 5 (11.90%) B2B
11 5 (11.90%) Data Analytics
11 5 (11.90%) DNA
12 4 (9.52%) Microservices
12 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (76.19%) PowerShell
2 29 (69.05%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) XAML
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) PhD
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) SAP