The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Leicestershire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.17% 3.92% 5.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.50% 25.00% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£625 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
40 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.82% 15.69% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 7
Average daily rate £425 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £299 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Visual Studio
East Midlands

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 1 August 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 +3 12 £625 +72.41% 4
Loughborough +3 3 - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (94.12%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) C#
3 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) .NET Framework
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle
5 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
6 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
7 7 (41.18%) MVC
8 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (35.29%) CSS
8 6 (35.29%) HTML
9 4 (23.53%) WPF
9 4 (23.53%) XAML
9 4 (23.53%) IIS
9 4 (23.53%) UML
10 3 (17.65%) XHTML
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 3 (17.65%) Project Management
10 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
10 3 (17.65%) JSP
10 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (17.65%) SEO
10 3 (17.65%) CMS
10 3 (17.65%) Ajax

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Modbus
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) VLDB
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) OLAP
4 1 (5.88%) QlikView
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Software Developer
4 7 (41.18%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (11.76%) DBA
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Administrator
8 1 (5.88%) Database Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Database Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) .NET Framework
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) WPF
6 3 (17.65%) XHTML
6 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
6 3 (17.65%) JSP
6 3 (17.65%) Ajax
6 3 (17.65%) Silverlight
6 3 (17.65%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (17.65%) HTML5
6 3 (17.65%) WCF
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.88%) MFC
7 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) UML
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) SEO
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
3 3 (17.65%) MVVM
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) XAML
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Telerik
4 2 (11.76%) Siemens
5 1 (5.88%) Perforce