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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.39% 0.30% 6.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 4.35% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 7
Average daily rate
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£300 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -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
25 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.47% 6.93% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 17
Average daily rate £300 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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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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 - 8 £300 - 1
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (75.00%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) WinForms
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (31.25%) WCF
5 5 (31.25%) WPF
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 4 (25.00%) SCADA
6 4 (25.00%) C++
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
7 3 (18.75%) QNX
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
1 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
6 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) .NET Framework
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) WinForms
3 5 (31.25%) WCF
3 5 (31.25%) WPF
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) ATL
5 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) LINQ
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) SCADA
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) QNX
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft