The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Leeds region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.57% 2.69% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.00% 15.29% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £320 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
150 157 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.27% 17.62% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 100 130
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.31% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
West Yorkshire

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 48 (97.96%) .NET
2 47 (95.92%) C#
3 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET
4 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
5 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
6 23 (46.94%) VB.NET
6 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (44.90%) SharePoint
8 18 (36.73%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (36.73%) HTML
9 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
10 16 (32.65%) SQL
10 16 (32.65%) CSS
10 16 (32.65%) WCF
11 15 (30.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (28.57%) MVC
13 13 (26.53%) OO
13 13 (26.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (24.49%) Web Services
14 12 (24.49%) XML
15 11 (22.45%) .NET Framework
16 9 (18.37%) OOP
16 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
16 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (16.33%) LINQ
17 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (16.33%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
17 8 (16.33%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 22 (44.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (36.73%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (30.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (16.33%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (10.20%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) InfoPath
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) FTP
2 5 (10.20%) Intranet
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (8.16%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) MSTest
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Local Government
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
3 10 (20.41%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (97.96%) .NET
2 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET
3 18 (36.73%) HTML
4 16 (32.65%) WCF
4 16 (32.65%) CSS
5 12 (24.49%) Web Services
5 12 (24.49%) XML
6 11 (22.45%) .NET Framework
7 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (16.33%) LINQ
8 8 (16.33%) WinForms
9 7 (14.29%) Ajax
10 6 (12.24%) WF
11 5 (10.20%) LINQ to SQL
11 5 (10.20%) jQuery
12 3 (6.12%) HTML5
12 3 (6.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (6.12%) JSF
13 2 (4.08%) XHTML
13 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.04%) Blog
1 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) MVC
3 13 (26.53%) OO
4 9 (18.37%) OOP
5 8 (16.33%) Workflow
5 8 (16.33%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.12%) Volume Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Web Development
9 2 (4.08%) Project Management
9 2 (4.08%) Data Management
9 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (4.08%) Master Data Management
10 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.04%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 47 (95.92%) C#
2 23 (46.94%) VB.NET
3 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
4 16 (32.65%) SQL
5 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.20%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) Delphi
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Kofax
4 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
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