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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 70 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.93% 2.08% 2.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.51% 15.93% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 19
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
371 226 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 18.40% 13.08% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 164 107
Average daily rate £425 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 33 £335 +2.29% 19
Bradford +4 3 - - 6
Halifax +3 2 £325 +18.18% 1
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 57 (50.44%) SQL Server
1 57 (50.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (49.56%) .NET
2 56 (49.56%) Microsoft
3 51 (45.13%) C#
4 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (31.86%) ASP.NET
6 30 (26.55%) MVC
6 30 (26.55%) SQL
7 29 (25.66%) WCF
8 28 (24.78%) E-Commerce
9 26 (23.01%) Finance
9 26 (23.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
11 23 (20.35%) T-SQL
12 22 (19.47%) Defect Tracking
13 20 (17.70%) Web Services
14 19 (16.81%) Test Management
15 18 (15.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (15.04%) Unit Testing
17 16 (14.16%) jQuery
17 16 (14.16%) Windows
18 15 (13.27%) XML
18 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
18 15 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (13.27%) Manual Testing
19 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (12.39%) JavaScript
20 13 (11.50%) HTML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.77%) Moodle
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) Kentico
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) LDAP
2 2 (1.77%) SSL
2 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (50.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (15.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
7 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.54%) MS Access
11 2 (1.77%) EDRMS
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.88%) MySQL
12 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 57 (50.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.73%) Selenium
3 9 (7.96%) Appium
3 9 (7.96%) JIRA
3 9 (7.96%) SoapUI
4 8 (7.08%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.19%) Maven
6 6 (5.31%) Gatling
6 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.31%) JMeter
6 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.31%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (5.31%) The Grinder
6 6 (5.31%) VisualVM
6 6 (5.31%) YourKit
7 5 (4.42%) eggPlant
8 3 (2.65%) ReSharper
8 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.77%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.77%) StyleCop
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (58.41%) Developer
2 36 (31.86%) .NET Developer
3 32 (28.32%) Analyst
4 30 (26.55%) Test Analyst
5 24 (21.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (21.24%) C# Developer
6 12 (10.62%) Tester
7 10 (8.85%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (7.96%) Data Analyst
8 9 (7.96%) SQL Developer
8 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (7.96%) Test Engineer
9 8 (7.08%) CRM Developer
9 8 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (7.08%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
10 7 (6.19%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (49.56%) .NET
2 36 (31.86%) ASP.NET
3 29 (25.66%) WCF
4 20 (17.70%) Web Services
5 16 (14.16%) jQuery
6 15 (13.27%) XML
7 13 (11.50%) .NET Framework
7 13 (11.50%) HTML
8 12 (10.62%) WinForms
9 10 (8.85%) SOAP
10 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
10 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (7.96%) XSD
11 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (6.19%) XSLT
13 6 (5.31%) Hibernate
13 6 (5.31%) Spring
14 5 (4.42%) COM
14 5 (4.42%) HTML5
15 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Algorithms
1 4 (3.54%) Mathematics
1 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
2 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.55%) MVC
3 28 (24.78%) E-Commerce
4 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
5 22 (19.47%) Defect Tracking
6 19 (16.81%) Test Management
7 17 (15.04%) Unit Testing
8 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (13.27%) Manual Testing
9 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.50%) Regression Testing
11 11 (9.73%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.85%) System Testing
12 10 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.96%) CRM
14 8 (7.08%) Multithreading
15 6 (5.31%) Automated Testing
15 6 (5.31%) ETL
15 6 (5.31%) Non-Functional Testing
15 6 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (45.13%) C#
2 30 (26.55%) SQL
3 23 (20.35%) T-SQL
4 14 (12.39%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.96%) Java
6 7 (6.19%) XPath
7 6 (5.31%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (5.31%) Python
7 6 (5.31%) Ruby
7 6 (5.31%) Scala
7 6 (5.31%) VBA
7 6 (5.31%) VBScript
8 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.77%) C
9 2 (1.77%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) PHP
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Degree
1 4 (3.54%) ISEB
2 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.50%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (49.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.96%) Oracle
3 6 (5.31%) AppDynamics
3 6 (5.31%) Dynatrace
3 6 (5.31%) IBM
3 6 (5.31%) New Relic
4 5 (4.42%) Tableau
5 4 (3.54%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.77%) Lotus
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter