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 17 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 34 8
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 10 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.33% 3.24% 16.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.78% 26.32% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 15
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£395 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £345 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
45 38 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.75% 12.30% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 20
Average daily rate £350 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £281 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £370 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +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 17 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 5 - -
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 15 (93.75%) .NET
3 13 (81.25%) .NET Framework
4 11 (68.75%) Oracle
4 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
6 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (31.25%) MVC
8 5 (31.25%) CSS
8 5 (31.25%) IIS
8 5 (31.25%) HTML
8 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (25.00%) WPF
9 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 4 (25.00%) UML
10 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET
10 3 (18.75%) Web Services
10 3 (18.75%) XML
10 3 (18.75%) XAML
10 3 (18.75%) TDD
10 3 (18.75%) Telerik
10 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
10 3 (18.75%) WCF
10 3 (18.75%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Kentico
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (12.50%) MS Access
4 2 (12.50%) DTS
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) QlikView
5 1 (6.25%) VLDB
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) C# Developer
3 7 (43.75%) Software Developer
4 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 6 (37.50%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (12.50%) DBA
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (25.00%) WPF
6 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) WCF
6 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (12.50%) Ajax
7 2 (12.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (6.25%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
1 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) MVVM
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) XAML
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) WAI
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Telerik
4 2 (12.50%) Siemens
5 1 (6.25%) Perforce
5 1 (6.25%) Motorola
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day + negotiable on exp.
Posted: 6 days ago