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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.22% 2.19% 3.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.30% 14.62% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 16
Average daily rate £335 £333 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £304 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
292 171 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.65% 15.01% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 136 83
Average daily rate £425 £341 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.54% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 40 (47.06%) .NET
2 39 (45.88%) SQL Server
3 38 (44.71%) Microsoft
4 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (42.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (41.18%) C#
6 29 (34.12%) ASP.NET
7 28 (32.94%) E-Commerce
8 22 (25.88%) WCF
9 19 (22.35%) SQL
9 19 (22.35%) Test Management
9 19 (22.35%) Defect Tracking
10 17 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (18.82%) MVC
12 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
12 15 (17.65%) Manual Testing
13 13 (15.29%) T-SQL
13 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
13 13 (15.29%) Web Services
13 13 (15.29%) QA
14 12 (14.12%) SharePoint
15 11 (12.94%) Selenium
15 11 (12.94%) jQuery
15 11 (12.94%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (10.59%) JIRA
16 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (10.59%) .NET Framework
16 9 (10.59%) Finance
16 9 (10.59%) Windows
16 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (14.12%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.35%) Moodle
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) LDAP
2 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (45.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.53%) MS Access
8 2 (2.35%) EDRMS
9 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.18%) MySQL
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (42.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.94%) Selenium
3 9 (10.59%) Appium
3 9 (10.59%) JIRA
3 9 (10.59%) SoapUI
4 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.24%) Maven
6 6 (7.06%) Gatling
6 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.06%) JMeter
6 6 (7.06%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.06%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (7.06%) The Grinder
6 6 (7.06%) VisualVM
6 6 (7.06%) YourKit
7 5 (5.88%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.53%) ReSharper
8 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.35%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.35%) StyleCop
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (55.29%) Developer
2 23 (27.06%) Analyst
3 21 (24.71%) .NET Developer
3 21 (24.71%) Test Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Tester
5 10 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 9 (10.59%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Test Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Web Developer
8 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.06%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Performance Test Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) Performance Test Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) QA Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) QA Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (47.06%) .NET
2 29 (34.12%) ASP.NET
3 22 (25.88%) WCF
4 13 (15.29%) Web Services
5 11 (12.94%) jQuery
6 9 (10.59%) .NET Framework
6 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
7 8 (9.41%) XML
8 7 (8.24%) HTML
8 7 (8.24%) WinForms
9 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
9 6 (7.06%) Spring
9 6 (7.06%) XSD
10 5 (5.88%) COM
10 5 (5.88%) HTML5
10 5 (5.88%) SOAP
11 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (4.71%) XSLT
12 3 (3.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Algorithms
1 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
1 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.35%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.94%) E-Commerce
3 19 (22.35%) Defect Tracking
3 19 (22.35%) Test Management
4 16 (18.82%) MVC
5 15 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.06%) ETL
7 6 (7.06%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) Scrum
8 5 (5.88%) TDD
9 4 (4.71%) Multithreading
9 4 (4.71%) MVVM
9 4 (4.71%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) C#
2 19 (22.35%) SQL
3 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.29%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.24%) Java
5 6 (7.06%) CoffeeScript
5 6 (7.06%) Python
5 6 (7.06%) Ruby
5 6 (7.06%) Scala
5 6 (7.06%) VBA
5 6 (7.06%) VBScript
6 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.71%) XPath
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Degree
1 4 (4.71%) ISEB
2 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) AppDynamics
3 6 (7.06%) Dynatrace
3 6 (7.06%) IBM
3 6 (7.06%) New Relic
4 5 (5.88%) Tableau
5 4 (4.71%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.18%) HP
7 1 (1.18%) Informatica
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat