The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 60 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.84% 2.36% 2.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.96% 18.09% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £386 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
222 199 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.20% 13.05% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 174
Average daily rate £340 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.31% +86.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Leeds +7 27 £313 +13.63% 17
Bradford 0 1 - - 4
Castleford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Otley - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 1
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 63 (92.65%) .NET
2 54 (79.41%) C#
3 46 (67.65%) SQL Server
4 35 (51.47%) ASP.NET
5 33 (48.53%) VB.NET
6 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
7 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (33.82%) SharePoint
9 21 (30.88%) SQL
9 21 (30.88%) .NET Framework
10 19 (27.94%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (26.47%) HTML
11 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
11 18 (26.47%) WCF
12 17 (25.00%) WinForms
12 17 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (25.00%) CSS
12 17 (25.00%) MVC
13 16 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (22.06%) Web Services
15 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
16 13 (19.12%) XML
16 13 (19.12%) OO
16 13 (19.12%) Finance
17 12 (17.65%) Oracle
18 11 (16.18%) MS Office
18 11 (16.18%) Intranet
18 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (33.82%) SharePoint
2 19 (27.94%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (7.35%) CMS
6 3 (4.41%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.18%) MS Office
3 5 (7.35%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Intranet
2 6 (8.82%) FTP
3 5 (7.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (67.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.88%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.47%) MS Access
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.94%) MSTest
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Back Office
3 3 (4.41%) Local Government
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 55 (80.88%) Developer
2 22 (32.35%) .NET Developer
3 15 (22.06%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 5 (7.35%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) VB Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Technical Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Technical Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (92.65%) .NET
2 35 (51.47%) ASP.NET
3 21 (30.88%) .NET Framework
4 18 (26.47%) WCF
4 18 (26.47%) HTML
5 17 (25.00%) WinForms
5 17 (25.00%) CSS
6 15 (22.06%) Web Services
7 13 (19.12%) XML
8 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (11.76%) LINQ
11 7 (10.29%) WF
11 7 (10.29%) Ajax
12 6 (8.82%) jQuery
13 5 (7.35%) LINQ to SQL
14 4 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 3 (4.41%) HTML5
15 3 (4.41%) JSF
15 3 (4.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.47%) Blog
2 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) MVC
3 13 (19.12%) OO
4 9 (13.24%) OOP
5 8 (11.76%) Workflow
5 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.76%) Scrum
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) TDD
7 4 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.41%) Volume Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Web Development
9 2 (2.94%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (2.94%) Master Data Management
9 2 (2.94%) Data Management
9 2 (2.94%) UML
9 2 (2.94%) SOA
9 2 (2.94%) Project Management
10 1 (1.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) C#
2 33 (48.53%) VB.NET
3 21 (30.88%) SQL
4 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
6 9 (13.24%) VBA
7 6 (8.82%) VB
8 5 (7.35%) PHP
9 3 (4.41%) VB6
9 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.94%) Ruby
10 2 (2.94%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Kofax
4 3 (4.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
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