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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 30 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.07% 8.10% 1.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.90% 33.82% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Median daily rate £338 £293 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
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 £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +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 Leicestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
42 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.36% 23.94% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 22
Median daily rate £335 £293 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £412 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -5 4 £338 +15.38% 2
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) SQL
6 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 7 (33.33%) High Availability
7 6 (28.57%) Logistics
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 6 (28.57%) UML
8 5 (23.81%) Web Services
8 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (23.81%) JIRA
8 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 4 (19.05%) V-Model
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
9 4 (19.05%) Project Management
9 4 (19.05%) CSS
9 4 (19.05%) Oracle
9 4 (19.05%) C++
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
10 3 (14.29%) MS Office

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Modbus
1 1 (4.76%) Profibus
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) C# Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
5 5 (23.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (23.81%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) WPF
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.52%) CSS3
7 2 (9.52%) HTML5
7 2 (9.52%) jQuery
7 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) High Availability
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Logistics
2 6 (28.57%) UML
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 4 (19.05%) V-Model
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.76%) MVVM
7 1 (4.76%) Physics
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
2 3 (14.29%) TickIT
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Perforce
4 1 (4.76%) Siemens