The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 1.68% 2.29% 2.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.38% 18.52% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £305 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Visual Studio
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Development Applications Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
32 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 17.88% 12.39% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
Average daily rate £575 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.52% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £298 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bradford region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bradford region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Visual Studio
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 16 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) System Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (56.25%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) T-SQL
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 7 (43.75%) CRM
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Data Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C# Developer
2 7 (43.75%) CRM Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
2 9 (56.25%) System Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) CRM
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
1 9 (56.25%) T-SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft