The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 37 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 5 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.18% 1.66% 14.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.91% 17.86% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 13
Average daily rate
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£395 £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.55% -15.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Visual Studio
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
46 28 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.49% 9.30% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 20
Average daily rate £350 £355 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +33.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £338 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicestershire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Leicestershire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +18 10 - - 1
Loughborough -1 3 - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 14 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) .NET Framework
3 11 (78.57%) Oracle
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 4 (28.57%) UML
9 4 (28.57%) WPF
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (21.43%) User Experience
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Blend
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (21.43%) HTML5
10 3 (21.43%) MVVM
10 3 (21.43%) Telerik
10 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
10 3 (21.43%) Degree
10 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
10 3 (21.43%) WCF
10 3 (21.43%) jQuery
10 3 (21.43%) MVC
10 3 (21.43%) XAML
10 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 3 (21.43%) CSS
10 3 (21.43%) IIS
10 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) QlikView
5 1 (7.14%) VLDB
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (42.86%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (14.29%) DBA
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
7 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Administrator
7 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) .NET Framework
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) WPF
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) Spring.NET
5 1 (7.14%) WinForms
5 1 (7.14%) MFC
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) UML
2 3 (21.43%) MVVM
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) XAML
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Telerik
4 2 (14.29%) Siemens
5 1 (7.14%) Perforce
5 1 (7.14%) Motorola