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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.45% 2.12% 1.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.57% 13.55% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 13
Average daily rate
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£320 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £317 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -15.62%
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
303 273 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.13% 15.61% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 160 70
Average daily rate £363 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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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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 -1 27 £315 +17.20% 23
Huddersfield - 1 £400 - 2
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 59 (88.06%) C#
2 43 (64.18%) .NET
3 31 (46.27%) HTML
4 30 (44.78%) SQL Server
5 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
6 25 (37.31%) MVC
7 24 (35.82%) ASP.NET
7 24 (35.82%) CSS
8 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
9 22 (32.84%) SharePoint
10 21 (31.34%) SQL
11 19 (28.36%) jQuery
12 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (23.88%) T-SQL
12 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (20.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (20.90%) Web Services
13 14 (20.90%) WCF
14 13 (19.40%) Office 365
15 12 (17.91%) .NET Framework
15 12 (17.91%) WinForms
15 12 (17.91%) XML
15 12 (17.91%) Intranet
16 11 (16.42%) OO
16 11 (16.42%) Finance
16 11 (16.42%) TDD
16 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
18 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (13.43%) User Experience

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 22 (32.84%) SharePoint
2 14 (20.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (8.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.99%) CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Node.js
5 2 (2.99%) IIS
6 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) Intranet
2 2 (2.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (44.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) MySQL
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.49%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Selenium
2 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.99%) NUnit
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
2 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.99%) Hudson
2 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) NSubstitute
3 1 (1.49%) MorphX
3 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.49%) Moq
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (76.12%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) .NET Developer
3 17 (25.37%) SharePoint Developer
4 12 (17.91%) C# Developer
5 8 (11.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.97%) CRM Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (64.18%) .NET
2 31 (46.27%) HTML
3 24 (35.82%) ASP.NET
3 24 (35.82%) CSS
4 19 (28.36%) jQuery
5 14 (20.90%) WCF
5 14 (20.90%) Web Services
6 12 (17.91%) XML
6 12 (17.91%) .NET Framework
6 12 (17.91%) WinForms
7 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (8.96%) Ajax
8 6 (8.96%) XSLT
8 6 (8.96%) SOAP
9 5 (7.46%) XSD
9 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.97%) Entity Framework
11 3 (4.48%) HTML5
11 3 (4.48%) WF
11 3 (4.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) User Experience
2 4 (5.97%) NHS
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) MVC
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) TDD
3 11 (16.42%) OO
4 10 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.96%) CRM
7 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.97%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.48%) Manual Testing
8 3 (4.48%) RUP
8 3 (4.48%) UML
8 3 (4.48%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.99%) OOP
9 2 (2.99%) Kanban
9 2 (2.99%) Web Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (88.06%) C#
2 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
3 21 (31.34%) SQL
4 16 (23.88%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.94%) VB
6 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
6 7 (10.45%) VB6
7 5 (7.46%) XPath
8 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.48%) Java
10 1 (1.49%) X++
10 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Kofax
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe
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Posted: 3 days ago
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