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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 17 14 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.60% 10.69% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.53% 47.22% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £338 £293 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +25.00%

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
17 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.32% 22.64% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 11
Median daily rate £335 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

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 19 February 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 14 (87.50%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) .NET
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) High Availability
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (37.50%) UML
7 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (37.50%) Logistics
8 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 5 (31.25%) Web Services
8 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
9 4 (25.00%) V-Model
9 4 (25.00%) Project Management
9 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle
9 4 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (18.75%) JIRA
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 3 (18.75%) TickIT
11 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (12.50%) MVC
11 2 (12.50%) C++
11 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Modbus
1 1 (6.25%) Profibus
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) NUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Lead Software Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior UAT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
5 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) High Availability
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Logistics
2 6 (37.50%) UML
3 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) V-Model
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
6 1 (6.25%) MVVM
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (18.75%) TickIT
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) Siemens