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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.85% 2.41% 2.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.13% 14.52% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £372 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
239 186 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.22% 16.59% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 118 77
Average daily rate £330 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -58.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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
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 3 July 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 54 (85.71%) C#
2 41 (65.08%) .NET
3 29 (46.03%) SQL Server
4 27 (42.86%) MVC
5 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
6 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
6 22 (34.92%) SQL
6 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 20 (31.75%) HTML
8 20 (31.75%) CSS
8 20 (31.75%) jQuery
9 19 (30.16%) T-SQL
9 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
10 16 (25.40%) E-Commerce
11 13 (20.63%) Office 365
11 13 (20.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (19.05%) TDD
13 11 (17.46%) Scrum
13 11 (17.46%) WinForms
13 11 (17.46%) Intranet
13 11 (17.46%) OO
13 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
13 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (15.87%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (15.87%) Oracle
14 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.76%) IIS
4 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.17%) CMS
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.59%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) Intranet
2 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.59%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.76%) ReSharper
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.17%) NUnit
3 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.59%) NSubstitute
4 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.59%) Moq
4 1 (1.59%) Subversion
4 1 (1.59%) MorphX
4 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (79.37%) Developer
2 22 (34.92%) .NET Developer
3 15 (23.81%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (15.87%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 6 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Mobile Web Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.76%) Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.17%) C# Application Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Tester
10 1 (1.59%) .NET Applications Developer
10 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 1 (1.59%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (65.08%) .NET
2 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
3 20 (31.75%) CSS
3 20 (31.75%) jQuery
3 20 (31.75%) HTML
4 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
5 11 (17.46%) WinForms
6 10 (15.87%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (14.29%) WCF
8 8 (12.70%) Web Services
8 8 (12.70%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
10 5 (7.94%) Ajax
11 4 (6.35%) XML
12 3 (4.76%) WF
12 3 (4.76%) Entity Framework
13 2 (3.17%) HTML5
13 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) User Experience
2 4 (6.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) MVC
2 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.40%) E-Commerce
4 12 (19.05%) TDD
5 11 (17.46%) Scrum
5 11 (17.46%) OO
6 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Product Management
10 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Mobile Development
11 3 (4.76%) SDLC
11 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
12 2 (3.17%) Unit Testing
12 2 (3.17%) Web Testing
12 2 (3.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (85.71%) C#
2 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) T-SQL
4 8 (12.70%) VB
5 7 (11.11%) VB6
5 7 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Java
8 1 (1.59%) Perl
8 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.59%) VBA
8 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) Oracle
3 9 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.59%) Twitter
4 1 (1.59%) Nintex
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe
4 1 (1.59%) Sage
4 1 (1.59%) Kofax
4 1 (1.59%) Telerik
4 1 (1.59%) Kaspersky
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