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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 36 7
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 1 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.25% 0.53% 20.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 31.25% 11.11% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Average daily rate
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- £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 22
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
32 9 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 23.19% 4.81% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 11
Average daily rate £350 £355 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +33.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
6 6 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (33.33%) UML
9 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (25.00%) User Experience
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (25.00%) HTML5
9 3 (25.00%) MVVM
9 3 (25.00%) Degree
9 3 (25.00%) WCF
9 3 (25.00%) WPF
9 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
9 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (25.00%) Telerik
9 3 (25.00%) jQuery
9 3 (25.00%) MVC
9 3 (25.00%) XAML
9 3 (25.00%) CSS
9 3 (25.00%) IIS
9 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
9 3 (25.00%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (8.33%) VLDB
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (8.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) C# Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) DBA
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) WCF
3 3 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) MVVM
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) XAML
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Telerik
4 2 (16.67%) Siemens