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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.20% 0.44% 1.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.85% 7.14% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £390 £550 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +89.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
73 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 17.55% 6.14% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 6 8
Average daily rate £450 £500 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +72.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) LAMP
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Code Coverage
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) MSI
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) SaaS
2 4 (66.67%) PaaS
2 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (66.67%) IaaS
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) JBoss
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) IaaS
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
1 4 (66.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Maven
1 4 (66.67%) MSI
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Moq
2 1 (16.67%) NSubstitute
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Code Coverage
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Secure Coding
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PHP
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft