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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.44% 2.16% 1.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.04% 11.31% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 14
Median daily rate £325 £363 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £292 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £438 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
207 274 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.70% 19.13% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 168 120
Median daily rate £410 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £518 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 31 (60.78%) .NET
2 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (45.10%) C#
4 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
5 21 (41.18%) .NET Framework
6 20 (39.22%) SQL
7 18 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (27.45%) MVC
8 14 (27.45%) SharePoint
9 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
9 13 (25.49%) ASP.NET
9 13 (25.49%) CSS
10 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 12 (23.53%) Entity Framework
10 12 (23.53%) AngularJS
10 12 (23.53%) Grunt
10 12 (23.53%) gulp
10 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (21.57%) SignalR
11 11 (21.57%) Jasmine
11 11 (21.57%) Manual Testing
12 10 (19.61%) Windows
12 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (19.61%) Sass
12 10 (19.61%) LESS
12 10 (19.61%) TypeScript
13 9 (17.65%) XML
13 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
13 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
13 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration

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 14 (27.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) DNS
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
1 4 (7.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.84%) MS Access
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (23.53%) Grunt
2 12 (23.53%) gulp
3 11 (21.57%) Jasmine
4 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) JIRA
4 5 (9.80%) MSTest
5 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.88%) Android Studio
6 3 (5.88%) Selenium
7 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.96%) Gatling
8 1 (1.96%) JMeter
8 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (11.76%) Back Office
2 4 (7.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) .NET Developer
3 9 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Development Officer
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Angular Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.92%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (60.78%) .NET
2 21 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 13 (25.49%) ASP.NET
3 13 (25.49%) CSS
4 12 (23.53%) AngularJS
4 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (23.53%) Entity Framework
5 11 (21.57%) SignalR
6 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (19.61%) LESS
6 10 (19.61%) Sass
7 9 (17.65%) XML
8 8 (15.69%) Angular 2
9 7 (13.73%) RxJS
10 6 (11.76%) HTML
11 5 (9.80%) REST
11 5 (9.80%) SOAP
11 5 (9.80%) XSLT
12 4 (7.84%) WSDL
12 4 (7.84%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) N-Tier
1 4 (7.84%) Public Cloud
1 4 (7.84%) Replication
2 2 (3.92%) Derivative
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Android
2 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) MVC
3 11 (21.57%) Manual Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) Scrum
5 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Release Management
7 5 (9.80%) Kanban
7 5 (9.80%) SOA
7 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Web Development
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.84%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C#
2 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 20 (39.22%) SQL
4 10 (19.61%) TypeScript
5 8 (15.69%) Java
6 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.84%) C
7 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (7.84%) Delphi
8 3 (5.88%) C++
8 3 (5.88%) Python
9 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.80%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Ansible
1 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Magma
5 1 (1.96%) Nintex
5 1 (1.96%) Sage
5 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.96%) SAP