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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.03% 4.76% 7.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.59% 50.00% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £350 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -44.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
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
29 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 18.24% 9.52% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 30 July 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 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
3 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
5 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
5 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
5 7 (63.64%) UML
6 6 (54.55%) V-Model
6 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
7 5 (45.45%) Web Services
8 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
8 4 (36.36%) Degree
8 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
9 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
9 3 (27.27%) High Availability
10 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
10 2 (18.18%) Logistics
10 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 2 (18.18%) Windows
10 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 2 (18.18%) TDD
11 1 (9.09%) Subversion
11 1 (9.09%) French Language
11 1 (9.09%) German Language
11 1 (9.09%) Italian Language
11 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
11 1 (9.09%) WPF
11 1 (9.09%) Multithreading

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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) French Language
2 1 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) Italian Language
2 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Lead Software Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Manager
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) UML
2 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
3 6 (54.55%) V-Model
4 3 (27.27%) High Availability
5 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 2 (18.18%) Logistics
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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