The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 33 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.12% 2.13% 3.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.51% 15.35% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £261 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
218 215 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.81% 13.90% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 148 182
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 4
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.25%
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 West Yorkshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leeds +2 26 £293 +6.36% 18
Bradford -10 1 - - 4
Castleford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Ilkley - - - -
Otley - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 62 (93.94%) .NET
2 60 (90.91%) C#
3 46 (69.70%) ASP.NET
4 40 (60.61%) SQL Server
5 33 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (37.88%) WCF
9 23 (34.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (28.79%) MVC
12 17 (25.76%) HTML
12 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
12 17 (25.76%) SQL
12 17 (25.76%) VB.NET
12 17 (25.76%) PowerShell
13 16 (24.24%) .NET Framework
13 16 (24.24%) CSS
13 16 (24.24%) Web Services
14 15 (22.73%) WF
15 13 (19.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (16.67%) InfoPath
16 11 (16.67%) OO
16 11 (16.67%) Workflow
17 10 (15.15%) XML
18 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
18 9 (13.64%) WinForms
19 8 (12.12%) LINQ
19 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 33 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 23 (34.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (12.12%) CMS
5 7 (10.61%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) InfoPath
2 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Intranet
2 4 (6.06%) FTP
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (10.61%) EDRMS
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.52%) MS Access
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.12%) MSTest
3 5 (7.58%) Selenium
3 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Marketing
3 3 (4.55%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.55%) Local Government
4 2 (3.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (81.82%) Developer
2 21 (31.82%) SharePoint Developer
2 21 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 6 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 6 (9.09%) Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Configuration Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Applications Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) VB Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Graduate
8 1 (1.52%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (93.94%) .NET
2 46 (69.70%) ASP.NET
3 25 (37.88%) WCF
4 17 (25.76%) HTML
5 16 (24.24%) .NET Framework
5 16 (24.24%) CSS
5 16 (24.24%) Web Services
6 15 (22.73%) WF
7 10 (15.15%) XML
8 9 (13.64%) WinForms
9 8 (12.12%) LINQ
9 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (12.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (9.09%) jQuery
10 6 (9.09%) SOAP
11 5 (7.58%) Ajax
11 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (6.06%) LINQ to SQL
13 3 (4.55%) WPF
13 3 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.52%) Blog
2 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) MVC
3 11 (16.67%) OO
3 11 (16.67%) Workflow
4 6 (9.09%) OOP
4 6 (9.09%) Scrum
5 5 (7.58%) Web Development
5 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.06%) ATDD
6 4 (6.06%) BDD
6 4 (6.06%) Test Management
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) TDD
7 3 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.55%) User Stories
8 2 (3.03%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.03%) UML
9 1 (1.52%) CRM
9 1 (1.52%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.52%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 60 (90.91%) C#
2 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
2 17 (25.76%) SQL
2 17 (25.76%) VB.NET
2 17 (25.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.58%) PHP
4 4 (6.06%) VB
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
5 2 (3.03%) Delphi
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VBA
6 1 (1.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
1 4 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Kofax
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Citrix
3 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
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