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 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.97% 2.06% 2.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.33% 20.83% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £525 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +14.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
15 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 7.25% 9.88% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
Average daily rate £275 £363 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) NSubstitute

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (33.33%) Umbraco
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (33.33%) Moq
1 1 (33.33%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Taxonomies
1 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter