The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Leicester region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.02% 2.65% 5.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 41.38% 37.50% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£625 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
29 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.96% 7.08% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £353 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Visual Studio
Leicestershire

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 1 August 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) C#
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (66.67%) Oracle
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (40.00%) CSS
6 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (26.67%) UML
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) XHTML
8 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (20.00%) JSP
8 3 (20.00%) IIS
8 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET
8 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
8 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Modbus
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) VLDB
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) OLAP
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (13.33%) DBA
6 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) XHTML
5 3 (20.00%) JSP
5 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET
5 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) WCF
5 3 (20.00%) WPF
5 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (26.67%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) SEO
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) MVVM
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) XAML
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Telerik
4 2 (13.33%) Siemens