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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 15 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 31 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.66% 19.50% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.57% 58.49% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
Median daily rate £338 £293 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
21 53 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.81% 33.33% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 9
Median daily rate £335 £335 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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
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 21 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 16 (80.00%) .NET
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
5 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (40.00%) UML
7 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (35.00%) Logistics
7 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (35.00%) High Availability
8 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (30.00%) V-Model
8 6 (30.00%) Degree
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
10 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
10 4 (20.00%) Project Management
11 3 (15.00%) TickIT
11 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.00%) MVC
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (15.00%) JIRA
12 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (10.00%) Modbus

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 (5.00%) Documentum
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Modbus
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (40.00%) Software Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Lead Software Engineer
5 6 (30.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
8 2 (10.00%) Development Engineer
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Senior UAT Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
8 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (10.00%) UAT Lead
8 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 2 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Physics
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (40.00%) UML
3 7 (35.00%) High Availability
3 7 (35.00%) Logistics
3 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (30.00%) V-Model
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
9 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (15.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Siemens
4 1 (5.00%) Perforce