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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 41 76 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.63% 3.44% 2.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.06% 25.17% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 52 36
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £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
314 302 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.45% 13.68% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 202 141
Average daily rate £335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £410 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
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 £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 20 October 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 20 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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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 -15 28 £320 +6.66% 34
North Yorkshire -17 10 £300 - 13
South Yorkshire 0 2 - - 10
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 82 (95.35%) .NET
2 74 (86.05%) C#
3 48 (55.81%) ASP.NET
4 46 (53.49%) SQL Server
5 35 (40.70%) MVC
6 32 (37.21%) HTML
6 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (34.88%) SQL
8 28 (32.56%) Microsoft
9 27 (31.40%) CSS
9 27 (31.40%) SharePoint
10 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
11 20 (23.26%) WCF
12 19 (22.09%) .NET Framework
12 19 (22.09%) TDD
13 18 (20.93%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (20.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (19.77%) OO
15 16 (18.60%) VB.NET
15 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
16 14 (16.28%) HTML5
17 13 (15.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (13.95%) Razor View Engine
18 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (13.95%) Web Services
18 12 (13.95%) OOP
19 11 (12.79%) Web Development
19 11 (12.79%) WF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 27 (31.40%) SharePoint
2 18 (20.93%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (20.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (8.14%) CMS
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
1 9 (10.47%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Intranet
2 4 (4.65%) FTP
3 2 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (53.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.65%) EDRMS
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.30%) MSTest
3 7 (8.14%) Subversion
4 5 (5.81%) Selenium
4 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
1 4 (4.65%) Marketing
2 3 (3.49%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.16%) Law
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (83.72%) Developer
2 46 (53.49%) .NET Developer
3 18 (20.93%) SharePoint Developer
4 12 (13.95%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Web Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Configuration Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (3.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.33%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Consultant
10 2 (2.33%) Umbraco Developer
10 2 (2.33%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (95.35%) .NET
2 48 (55.81%) ASP.NET
3 32 (37.21%) HTML
4 27 (31.40%) CSS
5 20 (23.26%) WCF
6 19 (22.09%) .NET Framework
7 14 (16.28%) HTML5
8 13 (15.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 12 (13.95%) Razor View Engine
9 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (13.95%) Web Services
10 11 (12.79%) WF
11 10 (11.63%) CSS3
12 9 (10.47%) LINQ
12 9 (10.47%) jQuery
13 8 (9.30%) XML
13 8 (9.30%) WinForms
14 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 5 (5.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) W3C
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.16%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.16%) Blog
2 1 (1.16%) Social Media
2 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) MVC
2 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.09%) TDD
4 17 (19.77%) OO
5 12 (13.95%) OOP
6 11 (12.79%) Web Development
7 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.30%) MVVM
7 8 (9.30%) Workflow
8 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.65%) BDD
9 4 (4.65%) ATDD
9 4 (4.65%) Test Management
10 3 (3.49%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.49%) User Stories
10 3 (3.49%) Migration
10 3 (3.49%) Scrum
11 2 (2.33%) Automated Testing
11 2 (2.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 74 (86.05%) C#
2 30 (34.88%) SQL
3 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 16 (18.60%) VB.NET
5 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
6 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.49%) VB
7 3 (3.49%) PHP
8 2 (2.33%) Delphi
8 2 (2.33%) VB6
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) ISEB
1 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) Kofax
4 1 (1.16%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.16%) SAP
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