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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.00% 3.00% 2.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.05% 26.26% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 26
Average daily rate
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£328 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
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
242 179 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.26% 11.43% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 118 78
Average daily rate £330 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -7 22 £333 +2.30% 9
Bradford -10 4 £305 - 1
Halifax - 3 £275 - 1
Huddersfield - - - - 2
Castleford - - - - 2
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - - 3
Wetherby - - - -
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 44 (88.00%) C#
2 30 (60.00%) .NET
3 26 (52.00%) HTML
4 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 20 (40.00%) CSS
6 19 (38.00%) SharePoint
6 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
7 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (32.00%) SQL
9 13 (26.00%) Office 365
9 13 (26.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.00%) MVC
10 11 (22.00%) Intranet
10 11 (22.00%) WCF
10 11 (22.00%) jQuery
11 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (20.00%) Finance
11 10 (20.00%) Web Services
11 10 (20.00%) XML
12 9 (18.00%) T-SQL
12 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
12 9 (18.00%) User Experience
13 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (14.00%) CRM
14 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (14.00%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 19 (38.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (26.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Intranet
2 2 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.00%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.00%) Hudson
2 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
2 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) MorphX
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (74.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) .NET Developer
2 14 (28.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) CRM Developer
4 4 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Automated Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (60.00%) .NET
2 26 (52.00%) HTML
3 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (40.00%) CSS
4 11 (22.00%) jQuery
4 11 (22.00%) WCF
5 10 (20.00%) Web Services
5 10 (20.00%) XML
6 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (10.00%) Ajax
9 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (8.00%) XSD
9 4 (8.00%) XSLT
9 4 (8.00%) SOAP
10 3 (6.00%) WF
11 2 (4.00%) LINQ
11 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) User Experience
2 4 (8.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) MVC
3 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.00%) CRM
5 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.00%) RUP
6 3 (6.00%) UML
7 2 (4.00%) OOP
7 2 (4.00%) OO
7 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.00%) TDD
7 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.00%) Kanban
8 1 (2.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) C#
2 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (32.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) XPath
6 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.00%) X++
8 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Kofax
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle