The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Yorkshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 75 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 43 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.87% 2.21% 1.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.23% 18.85% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 14
Average daily rate
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£323 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +60.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
325 244 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.13% 11.70% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 141 199
Average daily rate £325 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £33.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.60% +103.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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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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 +1 29 £325 +13.04% 24
South Yorkshire -1 5 £338 +33.66% 5
North Yorkshire -4 4 £320 +2.40% 11
East Yorkshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 119 (93.70%) .NET
2 105 (82.68%) C#
3 92 (72.44%) SQL Server
4 60 (47.24%) ASP.NET
5 47 (37.01%) SQL
6 44 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (33.86%) VB.NET
8 39 (30.71%) WCF
9 38 (29.92%) SharePoint
9 38 (29.92%) Microsoft
9 38 (29.92%) MVC
10 36 (28.35%) JavaScript
11 34 (26.77%) XML
12 33 (25.98%) Web Services
12 33 (25.98%) Oracle
13 32 (25.20%) HTML
14 28 (22.05%) T-SQL
15 27 (21.26%) CSS
16 26 (20.47%) .NET Framework
17 24 (18.90%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (18.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (18.90%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (18.11%) SQL Server 2005
19 21 (16.54%) Workflow
19 21 (16.54%) Finance
20 18 (14.17%) WinForms
20 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
20 18 (14.17%) SharePoint Server
20 18 (14.17%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 38 (29.92%) SharePoint
2 24 (18.90%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (14.17%) SharePoint Server
4 17 (13.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (10.24%) CMS
6 5 (3.94%) IIS
7 3 (2.36%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.02%) InfoPath
3 10 (7.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.66%) Intranet
2 7 (5.51%) HTTP
3 6 (4.72%) FTP
4 4 (3.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (72.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 24 (18.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (18.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (11.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.87%) Oracle OLAP
5 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (7.87%) OLAP
5 10 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.15%) EDRMS
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.79%) MS Access
8 1 (0.79%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 24 (18.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) NUnit
3 1 (0.79%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.79%) MSTest
3 1 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.79%) Moq
3 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.79%) NSubstitute
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Back Office
3 3 (2.36%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 101 (79.53%) Developer
2 53 (41.73%) .NET Developer
3 15 (11.81%) SharePoint Developer
4 13 (10.24%) VB.NET Developer
5 11 (8.66%) C# Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Applications Manager
7 8 (6.30%) Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.94%) VB Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Web Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Technical Tester
11 4 (3.15%) Support Manager
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (93.70%) .NET
2 60 (47.24%) ASP.NET
3 39 (30.71%) WCF
4 34 (26.77%) XML
5 33 (25.98%) Web Services
6 32 (25.20%) HTML
7 27 (21.26%) CSS
8 26 (20.47%) .NET Framework
9 18 (14.17%) WinForms
9 18 (14.17%) jQuery
10 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (12.60%) Ajax
12 14 (11.02%) WPF
13 13 (10.24%) Silverlight
13 13 (10.24%) LINQ
14 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (6.30%) SOAP
16 7 (5.51%) WF
16 7 (5.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 5 (3.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.15%) NHS
2 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.36%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.79%) Blog
4 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Windows
2 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.92%) MVC
3 21 (16.54%) Workflow
4 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
5 17 (13.39%) Scrum
6 14 (11.02%) SOA
7 12 (9.45%) OO
8 10 (7.87%) ITIL
8 10 (7.87%) ETL
8 10 (7.87%) RDF
9 8 (6.30%) Service Management
9 8 (6.30%) OOP
9 8 (6.30%) TDD
10 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.72%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.94%) UML
12 5 (3.94%) Migration
12 5 (3.94%) Content Management
13 4 (3.15%) Test Strategy
14 3 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 105 (82.68%) C#
2 47 (37.01%) SQL
3 43 (33.86%) VB.NET
4 36 (28.35%) JavaScript
5 28 (22.05%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.24%) XAML
7 11 (8.66%) PL/SQL
7 11 (8.66%) PowerShell
8 10 (7.87%) VB
9 9 (7.09%) VBA
10 7 (5.51%) VB6
11 5 (3.94%) PHP
12 4 (3.15%) Java
13 3 (2.36%) XPath
14 2 (1.57%) Ruby
14 2 (1.57%) Delphi
15 1 (0.79%) C
15 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.15%) Degree
1 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 6 (4.72%) SLA
Vendors
1 38 (29.92%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.98%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) Citrix
3 4 (3.15%) Kofax
4 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.79%) Twitter
4 1 (0.79%) SAP
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