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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 73 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.70% 1.99% 3.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.23% 12.30% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £219 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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 Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
215 187 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.63% 16.16% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 103 53
Average daily rate £373 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 38 (88.37%) C#
2 26 (60.47%) .NET
3 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
4 22 (51.16%) HTML
4 22 (51.16%) CSS
5 21 (48.84%) SharePoint
6 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
7 14 (32.56%) MVC
7 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
8 13 (30.23%) Office 365
8 13 (30.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET
10 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 11 (25.58%) OO
10 11 (25.58%) Intranet
11 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (23.26%) TDD
12 9 (20.93%) WinForms
12 9 (20.93%) User Experience
12 9 (20.93%) jQuery
13 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (18.60%) T-SQL
14 7 (16.28%) VB
14 7 (16.28%) Oracle
14 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
14 7 (16.28%) VB6
14 7 (16.28%) WCF
14 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (48.84%) SharePoint
2 13 (30.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.65%) CMS
5 2 (4.65%) Node.js
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) NUnit
3 1 (2.33%) MorphX
3 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (2.33%) Moq
3 1 (2.33%) NSubstitute
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) SharePoint Developer
3 12 (27.91%) .NET Developer
4 8 (18.60%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) CSS
2 22 (51.16%) HTML
3 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (20.93%) WinForms
4 9 (20.93%) jQuery
5 7 (16.28%) WCF
6 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (9.30%) Ajax
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.30%) Web Services
8 3 (6.98%) XML
8 3 (6.98%) WF
8 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.65%) LINQ
10 1 (2.33%) CAML
10 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) User Experience
2 4 (9.30%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) MVC
2 11 (25.58%) OO
3 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (23.26%) TDD
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.95%) CRM
7 2 (4.65%) OOP
7 2 (4.65%) Kanban
8 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.33%) Mobile Development
8 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.33%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) Validation
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
8 1 (2.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) C#
2 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.58%) SQL
4 8 (18.60%) T-SQL
5 7 (16.28%) VB
5 7 (16.28%) VB6
5 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (2.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Kofax
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter
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