Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 74 88
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.15% 1.42% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.53% 11.76% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 6
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -12.12%
10th Percentile £348 £338 £250
90th Percentile £619 £500 £413
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +15.09%
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 219 153 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.85% 12.08% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 110 85
Reading median daily rate £450 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +0.65% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £253
90th Percentile £575 £538 £494
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +13.21% -0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Reading median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.50 £105.00
% change year-on-year +32.84% -68.10% +195.77%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 20 (58.82%) Visual Studio Team System
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) C#
4 15 (44.12%) Windows
4 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (44.12%) DevOps
5 13 (38.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (38.24%) Power BI
5 13 (38.24%) Data Lake
5 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
5 13 (38.24%) Analytics
6 12 (35.29%) Security Testing
6 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (35.29%) SQL
6 12 (35.29%) .NET
6 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (35.29%) HDInsight
7 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
7 11 (32.35%) Scrum
8 10 (29.41%) C++
8 10 (29.41%) CSS
8 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
8 10 (29.41%) Data Science
9 9 (26.47%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (26.47%) IaaS
9 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
9 9 (26.47%) PaaS
9 9 (26.47%) 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 6 (17.65%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (26.47%) IaaS
2 9 (26.47%) PaaS
3 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) RS-232
2 1 (2.94%) NFC
2 1 (2.94%) RFID
2 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Data Lake
1 13 (38.24%) Power BI
2 12 (35.29%) HDInsight
2 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
4 4 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 8 (23.53%) Subversion
4 6 (17.65%) Mercurial
4 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.82%) webpack
6 1 (2.94%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.94%) WiX
General
1 6 (17.65%) Automotive
2 1 (2.94%) Billing
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (20.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Software Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Embedded C Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) PC Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 10 (29.41%) CSS
3 8 (23.53%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
5 5 (14.71%) HTML5
6 4 (11.76%) REST
7 3 (8.82%) CSS3
7 3 (8.82%) jQuery
7 3 (8.82%) Web Services
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.88%) JSON
8 2 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (5.88%) Sass
8 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.88%) XML
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (2.94%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.82%) Social Media
3 2 (5.88%) RIA
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
1 15 (44.12%) DevOps
2 13 (38.24%) Analytics
2 13 (38.24%) Continuous Delivery
3 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (35.29%) Security Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 10 (29.41%) Data Science
6 9 (26.47%) Data Management
6 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
7 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) Data-Driven Testing
8 7 (20.59%) MVC
9 6 (17.65%) FMEA
9 6 (17.65%) Software Architecture
9 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
10 5 (14.71%) Web Development
11 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (8.82%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (29.41%) C++
6 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
6 6 (17.65%) C
6 6 (17.65%) MATLAB
6 6 (17.65%) Python
7 5 (14.71%) Embedded C
7 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++
8 4 (11.76%) Java
9 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) MISRA
1 6 (17.65%) MISRA C
2 2 (5.88%) COBIT
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Telerik
3 1 (2.94%) Xamarin