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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 61 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.56% 0.91% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.54% 9.41% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Median daily rate £450 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £344 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £394 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 78 85 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 13.52% 9.69% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 109 135
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £324 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 - £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 12 (92.31%) .NET
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) MVC
4 8 (61.54%) CRM
4 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
4 8 (61.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
6 6 (46.15%) C
6 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (46.15%) HP
6 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 6 (46.15%) Serena
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (30.77%) Line Management
7 4 (30.77%) Quality Management
7 4 (30.77%) Degree
7 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
7 4 (30.77%) Internet
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (30.77%) HNC
8 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
8 3 (23.08%) RESTful
9 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
9 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
9 2 (15.38%) User Stories
9 2 (15.38%) Test Automation

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 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (15.38%) Fiddler
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) MorphX
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
2 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
4 2 (15.38%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) CRM
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 4 (30.77%) Quality Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) DSDM
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) V-Model
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Contact Management
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) C
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) HNC
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Serena
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
3 1 (7.69%) SendGrid
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore