The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.44% 0.98% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.43% 6.67% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£301 £290 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +37.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
Visual Studio
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Development Applications Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
35 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.59% 14.71% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 8
Average daily rate £400 £290 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Sheffield region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Sheffield region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) AOP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) JAX-WS
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VB Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JAX-WS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) JAX-RS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) AOP
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Code Coverage
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat