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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 37 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.79% 1.89% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.41% 11.11% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£305 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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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
37 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 14.68% 16.98% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 6
Average daily rate £305 £350 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +94.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Hudson
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (40.00%) GitHub
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Test Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP