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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 24 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 5.50% 4.83% 1.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.82% 31.11% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £510 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +77.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £418 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £602 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
57 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.45% 15.52% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 17
Average daily rate £353 £395 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £36.85
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 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 September 2015. 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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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 +1 12 £350 -44.00% 5
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 26 (96.30%) C#
1 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) SQL
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 17 (62.96%) Software Engineering
5 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (48.15%) .NET Framework
6 13 (48.15%) V-Model
6 13 (48.15%) TickIT
6 13 (48.15%) UML
6 13 (48.15%) ISO 9001
6 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 13 (48.15%) Web Services
6 13 (48.15%) Waterfall
7 12 (44.44%) MS Office
7 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
7 12 (44.44%) Finance
7 12 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (40.74%) Degree
8 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
9 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (25.93%) MVC
10 7 (25.93%) Manufacturing
10 7 (25.93%) CSS
10 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
10 7 (25.93%) HTML
10 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
11 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (22.22%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (22.22%) Logistics

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Office
1 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 12 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Software Engineer
2 12 (44.44%) Lead Software Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
5 5 (18.52%) VB.NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Release Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) VB Developer
7 1 (3.70%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Configuration Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 13 (48.15%) Web Services
3 13 (48.15%) .NET Framework
4 7 (25.93%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) CSS
5 5 (18.52%) WinForms
5 5 (18.52%) WCF
5 5 (18.52%) WPF
6 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 3 (11.11%) Ajax
8 2 (7.41%) CSS3
9 1 (3.70%) LINQ
9 1 (3.70%) XML
9 1 (3.70%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (18.52%) Life Science
4 4 (14.81%) SCADA
5 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.70%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Software Engineering
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) UML
3 13 (48.15%) V-Model
3 13 (48.15%) Waterfall
4 7 (25.93%) MVC
5 6 (22.22%) Logistics
5 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) C#
2 20 (74.07%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) VB6
6 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) ISO 9001
1 13 (48.15%) TickIT
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle