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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 78 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 35 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.52% 2.31% 3.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.09% 19.02% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 33
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £395 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.13% -2.14%
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
215 184 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.56% 12.15% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 93
Average daily rate £355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £410 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.87 £31.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.04% +82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 October 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 October 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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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 -4 19 £320 +10.34% 11
Bradford -9 1 £273 -31.01% 3
Castleford - - - - 1
Halifax - - - - 2
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Ilkley - - - - 1
Otley - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 2
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 53 (94.64%) .NET
2 49 (87.50%) C#
3 37 (66.07%) ASP.NET
4 31 (55.36%) SQL Server
5 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
8 19 (33.93%) SQL
9 17 (30.36%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (28.57%) MVC
10 16 (28.57%) WCF
10 16 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
11 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
11 13 (23.21%) HTML
12 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
13 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
13 11 (19.64%) CSS
13 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (19.64%) WF
14 9 (16.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (16.07%) Web Services
14 9 (16.07%) OO
15 8 (14.29%) MSTest
15 8 (14.29%) InfoPath
16 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (12.50%) XML
16 7 (12.50%) Workflow
17 6 (10.71%) Web Development
18 5 (8.93%) WinForms

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 17 (30.36%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (8.93%) CMS
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) InfoPath
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Intranet
2 4 (7.14%) FTP
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (55.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.14%) EDRMS
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MSTest
2 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.93%) Selenium
3 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (7.14%) Marketing
2 3 (5.36%) Multimedia
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (76.79%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 16 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Graduate Developer
9 1 (1.79%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (94.64%) .NET
2 37 (66.07%) ASP.NET
3 16 (28.57%) WCF
4 13 (23.21%) HTML
4 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
5 11 (19.64%) WF
5 11 (19.64%) CSS
6 9 (16.07%) Web Services
6 9 (16.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (12.50%) XML
8 5 (8.93%) WinForms
8 5 (8.93%) SOAP
8 5 (8.93%) LINQ
8 5 (8.93%) jQuery
8 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (5.36%) HTML5
10 3 (5.36%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (5.36%) WPF
10 3 (5.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.79%) Blog
1 1 (1.79%) Social Media
1 1 (1.79%) User Experience
1 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) MVC
3 9 (16.07%) OO
4 7 (12.50%) Workflow
5 6 (10.71%) Web Development
6 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.14%) OOP
7 4 (7.14%) Test Management
7 4 (7.14%) TDD
7 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.14%) BDD
7 4 (7.14%) ATDD
8 3 (5.36%) User Stories
8 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.57%) CRM
9 2 (3.57%) Scrum
9 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.79%) Automation Testing
10 1 (1.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (87.50%) C#
2 19 (33.93%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
4 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.36%) PHP
8 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 2 (3.57%) Delphi
9 1 (1.79%) VB
9 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) ISEB
1 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Kofax
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) EPiServer