The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South Yorkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.55% 1.94% 2.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.59% 26.09% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -45.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
29 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 9.24% 7.42% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 16
Average daily rate £263 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £108 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

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 1 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 2 £375 +50.00% 8
Doncaster - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (30.00%) WinForms
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) W3C
7 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (10.00%) EDMS
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) SOA
7 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) SAP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) EDMS
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) NSubstitute
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (10.00%) Moq
1 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) WinForms
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) SOAP
6 1 (10.00%) SAP XI
6 1 (10.00%) SAP .NET Connector
6 1 (10.00%) Ajax
6 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
6 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (10.00%) SAP PI
6 1 (10.00%) RESTful
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) W3C
2 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter