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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.41% 7.89% 1.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.43% 38.71% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £625 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +72.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £625 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £625 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
37 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 22.84% 20.39% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +33.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) C#
1 19 (95.00%) .NET
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
3 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) TickIT
6 8 (40.00%) Finance
6 8 (40.00%) MS Office
6 8 (40.00%) ISO 9001
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) Web Services
6 8 (40.00%) UML
6 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (40.00%) Degree
6 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (40.00%) V-Model
6 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (35.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (30.00%) MVC
8 6 (30.00%) CSS
8 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (30.00%) HTML
8 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) VB
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) Life Science
9 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Release Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (40.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) HTML
5 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) WCF
6 4 (20.00%) WPF
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 4 (20.00%) WinForms
7 2 (10.00%) Ajax
7 2 (10.00%) CSS3
8 1 (5.00%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (25.00%) Life Science
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) SCADA
4 1 (5.00%) EPoS
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) UML
3 8 (40.00%) V-Model
3 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Logistics
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.00%) Change Control
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) C#
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) VB6
6 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO 9001
1 8 (40.00%) TickIT
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle