The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 13 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 10.42% 19.20% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 42.86% 43.64% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 0
Median daily rate £338 £293 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Visual Studio
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Development Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
35 55 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 24.31% 44.00% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 9
Median daily rate £338 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicester 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 Leicester

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicester region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicester region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 19 (82.61%) .NET
3 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
4 15 (65.22%) SQL
5 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
6 12 (52.17%) UML
6 12 (52.17%) .NET Framework
7 11 (47.83%) Waterfall
7 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
8 10 (43.48%) V-Model
9 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
10 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
10 8 (34.78%) High Availability
10 8 (34.78%) Web Services
11 7 (30.43%) ISO 9001
11 7 (30.43%) Logistics
12 6 (26.09%) Degree
12 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
13 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (21.74%) Oracle
14 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
14 4 (17.39%) Project Management
15 3 (13.04%) TickIT
15 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
15 3 (13.04%) JIRA
16 2 (8.70%) NUnit
16 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
16 2 (8.70%) CSS
16 2 (8.70%) C++

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester 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 1 (4.35%) Documentum
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Modbus
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) NUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Lead Software Engineer
3 8 (34.78%) C# Developer
4 6 (26.09%) .NET Software Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Software Manager
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) .NET Framework
3 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
4 8 (34.78%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Physics
2 1 (4.35%) Robotics
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
2 12 (52.17%) UML
3 11 (47.83%) Waterfall
4 10 (43.48%) V-Model
5 8 (34.78%) High Availability
6 7 (30.43%) Logistics
7 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
9 2 (8.70%) MVC
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.35%) SDLC
10 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) ISO 9001
2 3 (13.04%) TickIT
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Siemens
4 1 (4.35%) Perforce