Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 87 94
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.24% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.94% 5.19% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £254 £336 £245
90th Percentile £530 £423 £419
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £410 £350
% change year-on-year +1.22% +17.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 161 154 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.52% 10.34% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 82 146
Reading median daily rate £388 £388 £388
10th Percentile £291 £263 £271
90th Percentile £508 £488 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £395 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -1.25% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 - £26.50
10th Percentile £13.20 - £25.75
90th Percentile £29.00 - £27.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.50 £105.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -68.10% +200.00% -9.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Power BI
6 4 (25.00%) IaaS
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) PaaS
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (18.75%) CRM
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) IaaS
2 4 (25.00%) PaaS
3 3 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) GitHub
5 1 (6.25%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Power BI
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (6.25%) Data Lake
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) Datazen
5 1 (6.25%) OLAP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.25%) QlikView
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) PyCharm
3 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Sahi
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Azure Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) REST
3 3 (18.75%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) ADO
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) ODBC
5 1 (6.25%) OLE
5 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) XSD
5 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Data Ingestion
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Memory Management
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Microservices
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Contact Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) U-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
6 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) HNC
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) SendGrid
3 1 (6.25%) Serena
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau