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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 52 67
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 50 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.05% 3.39% 2.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.77% 24.03% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 28
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £253 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
317 308 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.00% 14.10% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 214 180
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 37 £323 +7.50% 26
North Yorkshire -21 6 £258 -14.16% 10
South Yorkshire -3 5 £375 +27.11% 9
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 86 (94.51%) .NET
2 81 (89.01%) C#
3 55 (60.44%) SQL Server
3 55 (60.44%) ASP.NET
4 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (37.36%) SharePoint
6 33 (36.26%) MVC
7 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
8 31 (34.07%) HTML
9 27 (29.67%) SQL
9 27 (29.67%) CSS
9 27 (29.67%) WCF
10 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
11 23 (25.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (21.98%) VB.NET
14 19 (20.88%) .NET Framework
15 17 (18.68%) PowerShell
16 16 (17.58%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (17.58%) OO
16 16 (17.58%) Web Services
17 14 (15.38%) WF
18 13 (14.29%) TDD
19 11 (12.09%) Workflow
19 11 (12.09%) XML
19 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
19 11 (12.09%) OOP
19 11 (12.09%) InfoPath
19 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 34 (37.36%) SharePoint
2 23 (25.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (10.99%) CMS
5 7 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
1 11 (12.09%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
3 3 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) Intranet
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (60.44%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (6.59%) EDRMS
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.10%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.79%) MSTest
3 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
3 5 (5.49%) Selenium
4 3 (3.30%) Subversion
5 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Marketing
3 3 (3.30%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (85.71%) Developer
2 44 (48.35%) .NET Developer
3 22 (24.18%) SharePoint Developer
4 13 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Web Applications Developer
10 3 (3.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Umbraco Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Software Configuration Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) .NET Web Developer
11 2 (2.20%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (94.51%) .NET
2 55 (60.44%) ASP.NET
3 31 (34.07%) HTML
4 27 (29.67%) WCF
4 27 (29.67%) CSS
5 19 (20.88%) .NET Framework
6 16 (17.58%) Web Services
7 14 (15.38%) WF
8 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (12.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (12.09%) XML
9 10 (10.99%) WinForms
10 9 (9.89%) Razor View Engine
10 9 (9.89%) HTML5
11 8 (8.79%) LINQ
11 8 (8.79%) jQuery
12 7 (7.69%) Ajax
13 5 (5.49%) WPF
13 5 (5.49%) SOAP
13 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) W3C
3 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.10%) Blog
4 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.26%) MVC
3 16 (17.58%) OO
4 13 (14.29%) TDD
5 11 (12.09%) Workflow
5 11 (12.09%) OOP
6 9 (9.89%) Web Development
7 5 (5.49%) MVVM
7 5 (5.49%) Waterfall
7 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.49%) Migration
7 5 (5.49%) Scrum
8 4 (4.40%) BDD
8 4 (4.40%) ATDD
8 4 (4.40%) Test Management
8 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.30%) User Stories
9 3 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.30%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (89.01%) C#
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
4 20 (21.98%) VB.NET
5 17 (18.68%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.59%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.49%) VB
7 5 (5.49%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) Delphi
8 2 (2.20%) XAML
8 2 (2.20%) VB6
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) ISEB
1 4 (4.40%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle
3 6 (6.59%) Kofax
4 1 (1.10%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.10%) SAP
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