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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 31 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 7 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.59% 2.58% 17.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.38% 20.59% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate
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£360 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 20
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
26 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.32% 12.55% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 11
Average daily rate £206 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £338 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 21
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 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 -1 2 £360 +15.20% 2
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) QNX
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) VxWorks
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Kentico
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Kentico
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
1 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) DTS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Access
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C++ Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) VxWorks
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) QNX
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Motorola