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 5 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.27% 1.23% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.43% 33.33% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£305 £288 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -39.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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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
14 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.91% 3.69% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 28
Average daily rate £413 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.24% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £280 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £424 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 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 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (16.67%) Siebel
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) C++

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JAX-RS
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Java EE
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) JAX-WS
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) AOP
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (16.67%) Siebel
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
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