The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.57% 1.43% 2.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.66% 21.74% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +14.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Visual Studio
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 South Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
82 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 15.71% 6.59% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 14 21
Average daily rate £425 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £210 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £370 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Sheffield -14 3 £400 +6.66% 2
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
2 3 (37.50%) StarTeam
2 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
2 3 (37.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) IaaS
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) GMP
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 2 (25.00%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (37.50%) StarTeam
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) MSI
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (37.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Build Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VB Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Sitecore Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
1 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) GMP
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore