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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 49 28
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.82% 2.63% 5.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.21% 17.45% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £320 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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
161 149 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.19% 15.07% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 84 64
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.87 - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014, 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 31 (91.18%) .NET
2 25 (73.53%) C#
3 23 (67.65%) ASP.NET
4 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
5 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
6 13 (38.24%) SharePoint
6 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (29.41%) MVC
8 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
8 10 (29.41%) WCF
9 9 (26.47%) SQL
9 9 (26.47%) HTML
10 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 8 (23.53%) CSS
10 8 (23.53%) Web Services
10 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (20.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 6 (17.65%) MSTest
12 6 (17.65%) CRM
12 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (14.71%) InfoPath
13 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
13 5 (14.71%) Web Development
13 5 (14.71%) jQuery
14 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
14 4 (11.76%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (38.24%) SharePoint
2 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.88%) CMS
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) InfoPath
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Intranet
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.88%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MSTest
2 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.82%) Multimedia
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 10 (29.41%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (91.18%) .NET
2 23 (67.65%) ASP.NET
3 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
3 10 (29.41%) WCF
4 9 (26.47%) HTML
5 8 (23.53%) CSS
5 8 (23.53%) Web Services
6 7 (20.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (14.71%) jQuery
8 4 (11.76%) WF
8 4 (11.76%) LINQ
9 3 (8.82%) WPF
9 3 (8.82%) WinForms
9 3 (8.82%) SOAP
9 3 (8.82%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.88%) Ajax
11 1 (2.94%) XML
11 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) User Experience
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) MVC
3 6 (17.65%) CRM
4 5 (14.71%) Web Development
5 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.76%) Workflow
5 4 (11.76%) OO
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.82%) TDD
6 3 (8.82%) User Stories
7 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Test Management
7 2 (5.88%) Kanban
7 2 (5.88%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) ATDD
8 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.94%) OOP
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
8 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) C#
2 9 (26.47%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Kofax
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