The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 73 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 53 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.11% 3.68% 3.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.61% 31.84% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 35
Average daily rate
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£328 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £378 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
319 267 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.72% 11.57% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 173 128
Average daily rate £338 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Yorkshire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Yorkshire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
West Yorkshire -16 39 £328 +3.96% 29
North Yorkshire -22 7 £340 +13.33% 12
South Yorkshire -3 5 £350 +20.68% 8
East Yorkshire - 1 £240 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 72 (91.14%) C#
2 53 (67.09%) .NET
3 47 (59.49%) JavaScript
4 42 (53.16%) HTML
5 34 (43.04%) CSS
5 34 (43.04%) MVC
6 33 (41.77%) SQL
7 32 (40.51%) SQL Server
7 32 (40.51%) ASP.NET
8 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
9 27 (34.18%) jQuery
10 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (29.11%) SharePoint
12 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (27.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (25.32%) T-SQL
14 19 (24.05%) TDD
14 19 (24.05%) .NET Framework
15 16 (20.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (17.72%) Office 365
16 14 (17.72%) Web Services
17 13 (16.46%) WCF
17 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (16.46%) Subversion
17 13 (16.46%) HTML5
18 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (15.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (15.19%) XML
18 12 (15.19%) Intranet
19 11 (13.92%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (29.11%) SharePoint
2 16 (20.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.06%) IIS
3 4 (5.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.53%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.72%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) GitHub
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) Intranet
2 2 (2.53%) LDAP
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (40.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.27%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (16.46%) Subversion
3 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.53%) NUnit
4 2 (2.53%) Selenium
4 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.53%) Hudson
4 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.27%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.27%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.27%) Moq
5 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.27%) Maven
5 1 (1.27%) MorphX
5 1 (1.27%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (81.01%) Developer
2 32 (40.51%) .NET Developer
3 17 (21.52%) SharePoint Developer
4 11 (13.92%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.33%) CRM Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Test Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Automated Test Consultant
9 2 (2.53%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.53%) Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.53%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (67.09%) .NET
2 42 (53.16%) HTML
3 34 (43.04%) CSS
4 32 (40.51%) ASP.NET
5 27 (34.18%) jQuery
6 22 (27.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (24.05%) .NET Framework
8 14 (17.72%) Web Services
9 13 (16.46%) HTML5
9 13 (16.46%) WCF
10 12 (15.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 12 (15.19%) XML
11 11 (13.92%) LINQ
11 11 (13.92%) CSS3
12 9 (11.39%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (10.13%) RESTful
13 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 7 (8.86%) SOAP
14 7 (8.86%) JSON
15 6 (7.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) User Experience
2 4 (5.06%) NHS
3 2 (2.53%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.53%) Open Source
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) MVC
2 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.05%) TDD
4 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (13.92%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 11 (13.92%) Web Development
5 11 (13.92%) OO
6 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (11.39%) CRM
8 7 (8.86%) OOP
9 5 (6.33%) MVVM
10 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.80%) UML
11 3 (3.80%) RUP
12 2 (2.53%) Kanban
12 2 (2.53%) Test Strategy
12 2 (2.53%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 72 (91.14%) C#
2 47 (59.49%) JavaScript
3 33 (41.77%) SQL
4 20 (25.32%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.59%) Java
6 4 (5.06%) XPath
7 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.53%) VB
8 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.53%) VBA
8 2 (2.53%) VB6
8 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) C++
9 1 (1.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) VCP4
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.53%) MCAD
3 2 (2.53%) MCSD
4 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Telerik
3 2 (2.53%) HP
4 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.27%) Kofax
4 1 (1.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.27%) Twitter
4 1 (1.27%) Siebel
4 1 (1.27%) IBM
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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