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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.82% 2.44% 4.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.32% 18.84% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 44
Average daily rate
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£353 £295 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.49% -3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £315 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £4.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +412.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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
205 207 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.14% 12.93% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 113 95
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £391 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.87 £20.50 £4.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.48% +412.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -30 10 £425 +41.66% 16
Bradford -9 3 £305 - 1
Halifax - 1 £275 - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Otley - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 40 (81.63%) C#
3 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET
4 28 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
6 19 (38.78%) SharePoint
7 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (30.61%) MVC
9 14 (28.57%) SQL
9 14 (28.57%) WCF
10 13 (26.53%) .NET Framework
10 13 (26.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (24.49%) HTML
12 11 (22.45%) Web Services
12 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
13 10 (20.41%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (20.41%) CSS
13 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
13 10 (20.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (18.37%) WF
15 8 (16.33%) MSTest
15 8 (16.33%) InfoPath
16 7 (14.29%) CRM
17 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
17 6 (12.24%) jQuery
17 6 (12.24%) Selenium
17 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 5 (10.20%) Web Development
18 5 (10.20%) SoapUI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (38.78%) SharePoint
2 13 (26.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (20.41%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.12%) CMS
4 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) InfoPath
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Intranet
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (6.12%) EDRMS
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MSTest
2 6 (12.24%) Selenium
3 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.04%) Hudson
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
1 3 (6.12%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 14 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) CRM Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET
3 14 (28.57%) WCF
4 13 (26.53%) .NET Framework
5 12 (24.49%) HTML
6 11 (22.45%) Web Services
7 10 (20.41%) CSS
7 10 (20.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (18.37%) WF
9 6 (12.24%) jQuery
10 5 (10.20%) SOAP
11 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (8.16%) LINQ
12 3 (6.12%) WPF
12 3 (6.12%) WinForms
12 3 (6.12%) Ajax
12 3 (6.12%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (4.08%) XML
13 2 (4.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Open Source
1 1 (2.04%) User Experience
1 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) MVC
3 7 (14.29%) CRM
4 5 (10.20%) Workflow
4 5 (10.20%) Web Development
5 4 (8.16%) Test Management
5 4 (8.16%) OO
5 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.16%) BDD
5 4 (8.16%) ATDD
6 3 (6.12%) User Stories
6 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.12%) TDD
6 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Kanban
7 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.04%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (81.63%) C#
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) ISEB
1 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Kofax
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) HP
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 25 days ago