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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 60 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.16% 2.19% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.08% 22.14% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 10
Average daily rate £290 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £203 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £354 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
277 131 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.36% 9.89% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 70 81
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -18 24 £269 -10.41% 21
Bradford +4 5 £255 -16.39% 3
Halifax - 1 £350 - 4
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Castleford - - - - 1
Dewsbury - - - -
Otley - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (93.98%) .NET
2 66 (79.52%) SQL Server
3 63 (75.90%) C#
4 48 (57.83%) ASP.NET
5 34 (40.96%) VB.NET
6 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (34.94%) SQL
8 28 (33.73%) SharePoint
9 27 (32.53%) Oracle
10 26 (31.33%) JavaScript
10 26 (31.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
12 23 (27.71%) Finance
13 22 (26.51%) HTML
13 22 (26.51%) Web Services
13 22 (26.51%) XML
13 22 (26.51%) WCF
14 21 (25.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (24.10%) WinForms
16 19 (22.89%) .NET Framework
16 19 (22.89%) CSS
17 18 (21.69%) MVC
17 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 17 (20.48%) Workflow
18 17 (20.48%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (19.28%) VBA
19 16 (19.28%) Scrum
20 15 (18.07%) Windows
20 15 (18.07%) Intranet
20 15 (18.07%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (33.73%) SharePoint
2 17 (20.48%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (14.46%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (13.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (6.02%) CMS
5 5 (6.02%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.87%) MS Office
3 12 (14.46%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) Intranet
2 6 (7.23%) Internet
3 2 (2.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (79.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (31.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (10.84%) OLAP
5 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.82%) EDRMS
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (25.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.82%) PhoneGap
2 4 (4.82%) NUnit
3 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 3 (3.61%) MSTest
4 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Back Office
3 4 (4.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (71.08%) Developer
2 25 (30.12%) .NET Developer
3 11 (13.25%) VB.NET Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Applications Manager
5 8 (9.64%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) VB Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Tester
9 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Tester
9 4 (4.82%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.82%) BizTalk Developer
9 4 (4.82%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (93.98%) .NET
2 48 (57.83%) ASP.NET
3 22 (26.51%) HTML
3 22 (26.51%) Web Services
3 22 (26.51%) XML
3 22 (26.51%) WCF
4 20 (24.10%) WinForms
5 19 (22.89%) .NET Framework
5 19 (22.89%) CSS
6 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (18.07%) jQuery
8 9 (10.84%) Ajax
8 9 (10.84%) XHTML
8 9 (10.84%) LINQ
9 7 (8.43%) SOAP
9 7 (8.43%) HTML5
10 6 (7.23%) LINQ to SQL
10 6 (7.23%) WF
10 6 (7.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.82%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.61%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.20%) W3C
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Phone
3 4 (4.82%) UNIX
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) MVC
3 17 (20.48%) Workflow
4 16 (19.28%) Scrum
5 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
6 12 (14.46%) OOP
6 12 (14.46%) OO
7 11 (13.25%) SOA
7 11 (13.25%) TDD
8 9 (10.84%) ETL
8 9 (10.84%) RDF
9 7 (8.43%) Service Management
10 6 (7.23%) ITIL
10 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.02%) Project Management
12 4 (4.82%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.82%) Test Strategy
12 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (3.61%) Automated Testing
13 3 (3.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (75.90%) C#
2 34 (40.96%) VB.NET
3 29 (34.94%) SQL
4 26 (31.33%) JavaScript
5 16 (19.28%) VBA
6 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.84%) PHP
7 9 (10.84%) PL/SQL
8 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
8 6 (7.23%) VB
9 4 (4.82%) VB6
9 4 (4.82%) XAML
10 3 (3.61%) Java
10 3 (3.61%) C++
11 2 (2.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) ISEB
2 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Oracle
2 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) Sencha
3 4 (4.82%) Citrix
3 4 (4.82%) Kofax
4 3 (3.61%) EPiServer
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £285.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 27 days ago