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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 89 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.09% 2.02% 1.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.54% 12.05% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 8
Average daily rate £375 £315 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +17.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £253 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.55%
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
307 224 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.68% 16.74% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 163 109
Average daily rate £420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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 April 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 28 April 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 20 (44.44%) .NET
2 18 (40.00%) C#
3 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
4 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.67%) WCF
5 12 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (24.44%) Oracle
7 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 10 (22.22%) Java
7 10 (22.22%) Spring
8 9 (20.00%) JIRA
8 9 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 8 (17.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
9 8 (17.78%) MVC
9 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
9 8 (17.78%) XML
10 7 (15.56%) Maven
10 7 (15.56%) QA
10 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) Windows
10 7 (15.56%) WinForms
10 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
11 6 (13.33%) New Relic
11 6 (13.33%) VisualVM
11 6 (13.33%) AngularJS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.11%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.44%) Moodle
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.89%) MS Access
4 2 (4.44%) EDRMS
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.00%) JIRA
2 9 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
4 7 (15.56%) Maven
5 6 (13.33%) Gatling
5 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.33%) JMeter
5 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
5 6 (13.33%) Selenium
5 6 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (13.33%) The Grinder
5 6 (13.33%) VisualVM
5 6 (13.33%) YourKit
6 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.44%) ReSharper
6 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.44%) StyleCop
6 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Test Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Test Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Test Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) QA Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) SQL Developer
8 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) .NET
2 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 12 (26.67%) WCF
3 10 (22.22%) Spring
4 8 (17.78%) XML
5 7 (15.56%) WinForms
6 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 6 (13.33%) SOAP
7 4 (8.89%) JSON
7 4 (8.89%) Spring Integration
7 4 (8.89%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) WSDL
7 4 (8.89%) XSD
7 4 (8.89%) XSLT
8 3 (6.67%) HTML
8 3 (6.67%) jQuery
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Algorithms
1 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.44%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) MVC
3 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 4 (8.89%) MVVM
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.67%) BDD
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.67%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) Test Management
6 3 (6.67%) User Stories
6 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.44%) Open Source
7 2 (4.44%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 6 (13.33%) CoffeeScript
5 6 (13.33%) Python
5 6 (13.33%) Ruby
5 6 (13.33%) Scala
5 6 (13.33%) VBA
5 6 (13.33%) VBScript
6 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) XPath
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.33%) AppDynamics
3 6 (13.33%) Dynatrace
3 6 (13.33%) IBM
3 6 (13.33%) New Relic
4 4 (8.89%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.22%) Informatica
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat