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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 25 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.25% 1.83% 2.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.96% 9.35% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 17
Median daily rate £325 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £435 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%

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
251 278 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.55% 19.55% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 188 137
Median daily rate £400 £425 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +27.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 23 (44.23%) .NET
2 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
3 21 (40.38%) SQL
3 21 (40.38%) C#
4 19 (36.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (34.62%) .NET Framework
6 17 (32.69%) Manual Testing
7 16 (30.77%) SharePoint
8 15 (28.85%) MVC
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 13 (25.00%) CSS
9 13 (25.00%) Entity Framework
9 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (25.00%) Grunt
9 13 (25.00%) gulp
10 12 (23.08%) SignalR
10 12 (23.08%) Jasmine
11 11 (21.15%) Sass
11 11 (21.15%) LESS
11 11 (21.15%) TypeScript
11 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
11 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
12 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
12 10 (19.23%) Java
12 10 (19.23%) Functional Testing
13 9 (17.31%) SharePoint 2010

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 9 (17.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (36.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (25.00%) Grunt
2 13 (25.00%) gulp
3 12 (23.08%) Jasmine
4 9 (17.31%) MSTest
5 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.46%) JIRA
6 6 (11.54%) Eclipse
7 5 (9.62%) Android Studio
7 5 (9.62%) Selenium
8 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.77%) Appium
10 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
10 2 (3.85%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.92%) Gatling
11 1 (1.92%) JMeter
11 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (11.54%) Back Office
2 4 (7.69%) Electronics
3 3 (5.77%) Local Government
4 2 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) .NET Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Tester
4 9 (17.31%) SQL Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Software Tester
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Software Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Angular Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Leader
9 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) SSAS Developer
10 2 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (3.85%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (44.23%) .NET
2 18 (34.62%) .NET Framework
3 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (25.00%) CSS
3 13 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 12 (23.08%) SignalR
5 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (21.15%) LESS
5 11 (21.15%) Sass
6 9 (17.31%) Angular 2
7 8 (15.38%) RxJS
8 5 (9.62%) XML
9 4 (7.69%) REST
9 4 (7.69%) SOAP
9 4 (7.69%) XSLT
10 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
10 3 (5.77%) Web Services
10 3 (5.77%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.85%) Derivative
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Android
1 5 (9.62%) Embedded Linux
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Manual Testing
3 15 (28.85%) MVC
4 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
5 10 (19.23%) Functional Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Kanban
8 7 (13.46%) Scrum
9 6 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (11.54%) Project Management
9 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.62%) OO
11 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.69%) SOA
11 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) C#
1 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) TypeScript
3 10 (19.23%) Java
4 6 (11.54%) C
5 5 (9.62%) C++
5 5 (9.62%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Delphi
8 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) Magma
4 1 (1.92%) Sage
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
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