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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.24% 4.15% 3.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.03% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £625 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +117.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £625 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £625 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
31 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.15% 12.46% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 14
Average daily rate £353 £425 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £233 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 5 August 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 +4 6 £350 -44.00% 3
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 21 (95.45%) C#
2 19 (86.36%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
6 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) MVC
7 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
7 8 (36.36%) HTML
7 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 7 (31.82%) CSS
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
10 5 (22.73%) TickIT
10 5 (22.73%) WinForms
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (22.73%) WCF
10 5 (22.73%) WPF
10 5 (22.73%) ISO 9001
10 5 (22.73%) Web Services
10 5 (22.73%) UML
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) V-Model
10 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineer
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 6 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) VB.NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Lead Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) WCF
5 5 (22.73%) WPF
5 5 (22.73%) WinForms
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 3 (13.64%) Ajax
8 2 (9.09%) CSS3
9 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
9 1 (4.55%) LINQ
9 1 (4.55%) HTML5
9 1 (4.55%) XML
9 1 (4.55%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) SCADA
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Life Science
4 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.55%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) MVC
4 5 (22.73%) UML
4 5 (22.73%) V-Model
4 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) Change Control
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Logistics
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) VB6
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO 9001
1 5 (22.73%) TickIT
2 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle