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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 70 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.34% 2.06% 2.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.35% 16.44% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 31
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
456 292 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.25% 12.52% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 171 156
Average daily rate £335 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.46% -62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £13.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £13.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 56 £325 - 24
South Yorkshire -15 5 £400 +18.51% 12
North Yorkshire -9 3 £363 +13.28% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 87 (68.50%) C#
1 87 (68.50%) .NET
2 73 (57.48%) SQL Server
3 58 (45.67%) MVC
4 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (44.09%) ASP.NET
6 54 (42.52%) jQuery
7 50 (39.37%) SQL
8 42 (33.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (32.28%) T-SQL
10 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
11 31 (24.41%) E-Commerce
12 28 (22.05%) TDD
13 25 (19.69%) HTML
13 25 (19.69%) JavaScript
13 25 (19.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (18.11%) Oracle
15 21 (16.54%) CSS
16 20 (15.75%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (14.96%) Manual Testing
17 19 (14.96%) KnockoutJS
17 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
17 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (12.60%) .NET Framework
19 16 (12.60%) AngularJS
20 15 (11.81%) Scrum
20 15 (11.81%) VB
20 15 (11.81%) Continuous Delivery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.51%) IIS
3 4 (3.15%) SAS
3 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.57%) Node.js
5 2 (1.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) Apache
5 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) MS Office
2 5 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) SaaS
1 2 (1.57%) PaaS
1 2 (1.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.36%) SSL
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (57.48%) SQL Server
2 25 (19.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.94%) MS Access
8 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.36%) MySQL
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (33.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.30%) Subversion
3 7 (5.51%) Selenium
4 5 (3.94%) eggPlant
5 4 (3.15%) Appium
5 4 (3.15%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.15%) Toad
5 4 (3.15%) ReSharper
6 3 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.36%) Maven
6 3 (2.36%) StarTeam
6 3 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.36%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.57%) MSI
7 2 (1.57%) NUnit
7 2 (1.57%) JUnit
7 2 (1.57%) JIRA
General
1 8 (6.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Banking
2 4 (3.15%) Retail
3 3 (2.36%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (66.14%) Developer
2 42 (33.07%) .NET Developer
3 17 (13.39%) C# Developer
3 17 (13.39%) Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) Tester
5 10 (7.87%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.51%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.51%) MI Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Lead Tester
8 5 (3.94%) Mobile Developer
8 5 (3.94%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Mobile Web Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.15%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (68.50%) .NET
2 56 (44.09%) ASP.NET
3 54 (42.52%) jQuery
4 25 (19.69%) HTML
5 21 (16.54%) CSS
6 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (14.96%) KnockoutJS
6 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (12.60%) AngularJS
7 16 (12.60%) .NET Framework
8 14 (11.02%) Web Services
8 14 (11.02%) Entity Framework
9 12 (9.45%) WinForms
10 11 (8.66%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (7.87%) HTML5
11 10 (7.87%) WCF
11 10 (7.87%) LINQ
12 9 (7.09%) XML
13 8 (6.30%) JSON
14 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.36%) Visualisation
2 2 (1.57%) Graphic Design
3 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) Linux
2 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.67%) MVC
2 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.41%) E-Commerce
4 28 (22.05%) TDD
5 20 (15.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (14.96%) Manual Testing
7 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (11.81%) Scrum
8 15 (11.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (10.24%) OO
10 12 (9.45%) Software Testing
11 11 (8.66%) Test Management
12 10 (7.87%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.30%) Web Development
13 8 (6.30%) Data Analysis
14 7 (5.51%) Unit Testing
14 7 (5.51%) Mobile Development
14 7 (5.51%) Product Management
15 6 (4.72%) Multithreading
15 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 87 (68.50%) C#
2 50 (39.37%) SQL
3 41 (32.28%) T-SQL
4 25 (19.69%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.81%) VB
6 9 (7.09%) C++
6 9 (7.09%) VB6
7 8 (6.30%) VBA
7 8 (6.30%) Java
8 7 (5.51%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.72%) C
10 4 (3.15%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.79%) XPath
13 1 (0.79%) X++
13 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (5.51%) ISEB
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.36%) MCAD
3 3 (2.36%) MCSD
4 2 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Puppet
1 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.11%) Oracle
3 13 (10.24%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.94%) Tableau
5 3 (2.36%) Lotus
5 3 (2.36%) VMware
6 2 (1.57%) Telerik
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.79%) Sage
7 1 (0.79%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter
7 1 (0.79%) Nintex
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