The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.12% 3.26% 5.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.77% 24.03% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 32
Average daily rate
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£328 £338 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £312 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £383 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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 Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
167 129 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.41% 13.56% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 74 59
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 32 (80.00%) C#
2 26 (65.00%) SharePoint
3 23 (57.50%) .NET
4 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
6 16 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 16 (40.00%) HTML
7 15 (37.50%) CSS
8 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 13 (32.50%) Intranet
9 13 (32.50%) Office 365
9 13 (32.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (22.50%) User Experience
13 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (20.00%) WCF
14 7 (17.50%) WF
14 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
14 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (17.50%) InfoPath
14 7 (17.50%) Dynamics CRM
14 7 (17.50%) CRM
15 6 (15.00%) SQL
15 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
16 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 4 (10.00%) NHS
17 4 (10.00%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 26 (65.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (32.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (7.50%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) InfoPath
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
1 3 (7.50%) MSTest
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Multimedia
1 2 (5.00%) Marketing
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Developer
2 18 (45.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 11 (27.50%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) CRM Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Automated Test Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.50%) Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 16 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (40.00%) HTML
3 15 (37.50%) CSS
4 8 (20.00%) WCF
5 7 (17.50%) WF
6 3 (7.50%) SOAP
6 3 (7.50%) Web Services
6 3 (7.50%) jQuery
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.50%) XML
8 1 (2.50%) XHTML
8 1 (2.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) User Experience
2 4 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (17.50%) CRM
4 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.00%) MVC
5 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) User Stories
6 3 (7.50%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.50%) Web Development
7 2 (5.00%) Kanban
7 2 (5.00%) Test Management
7 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
7 2 (5.00%) ATDD
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Project Management
8 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) C#
2 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.00%) SQL
5 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Kofax
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