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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.19% 2.72% 4.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.05% 21.65% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 41
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £296 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
217 194 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.86% 12.55% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 110 89
Average daily rate £328 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 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 January 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 -12 23 £328 -4.72% 23
Bradford -5 5 £305 -
Halifax - 3 £275 - 2
Huddersfield - - - - 3
Castleford - - - - 2
Otley - - - - 2
Wakefield - - - - 2
Wetherby - - - -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 55 (87.30%) C#
2 43 (68.25%) .NET
3 32 (50.79%) ASP.NET
4 31 (49.21%) SharePoint
5 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 25 (39.68%) Microsoft
6 25 (39.68%) HTML
7 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 19 (30.16%) CSS
8 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (26.98%) WCF
10 16 (25.40%) SQL
11 14 (22.22%) Intranet
12 13 (20.63%) MVC
12 13 (20.63%) Web Services
12 13 (20.63%) Office 365
12 13 (20.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
14 11 (17.46%) WF
15 10 (15.87%) InfoPath
15 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
15 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (15.87%) User Experience
15 10 (15.87%) T-SQL
15 10 (15.87%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (15.87%) Finance
16 9 (14.29%) SOAP
16 9 (14.29%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 31 (49.21%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (15.87%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (6.35%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Intranet
2 2 (3.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) EDRMS
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.11%) Selenium
3 6 (9.52%) MSTest
4 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.17%) Subversion
5 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.17%) Hudson
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Multimedia
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (71.43%) Developer
2 22 (34.92%) .NET Developer
3 21 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.35%) CRM Developer
6 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (1.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (68.25%) .NET
2 32 (50.79%) ASP.NET
3 25 (39.68%) HTML
4 19 (30.16%) CSS
5 17 (26.98%) WCF
6 13 (20.63%) Web Services
7 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
8 11 (17.46%) WF
9 9 (14.29%) SOAP
9 9 (14.29%) jQuery
10 8 (12.70%) XML
11 7 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (6.35%) XSD
13 4 (6.35%) XSLT
14 3 (4.76%) Ajax
15 2 (3.17%) XHTML
15 2 (3.17%) WinForms
15 2 (3.17%) Razor View Engine
15 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) User Experience
2 4 (6.35%) NHS
3 2 (3.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.63%) MVC
3 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.70%) Waterfall
5 7 (11.11%) CRM
6 5 (7.94%) BDD
7 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.35%) Workflow
7 4 (6.35%) ATDD
7 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.35%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.35%) Test Management
8 3 (4.76%) Web Development
8 3 (4.76%) User Stories
8 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.76%) UML
8 3 (4.76%) RUP
9 2 (3.17%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 55 (87.30%) C#
2 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.40%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
4 10 (15.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.35%) XPath
6 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.17%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) ISEB
1 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Kofax
3 2 (3.17%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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