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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.75% 3.49% 3.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.50% 30.62% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 46
Average daily rate
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£328 £315 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
271 258 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.30% 11.40% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 143 147
Average daily rate £325 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 -7 37 £328 +0.76% 37
South Yorkshire 0 2 £350 +20.68% 10
North Yorkshire -21 2 - - 8
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 73 (87.95%) C#
2 60 (72.29%) .NET
3 42 (50.60%) HTML
4 38 (45.78%) ASP.NET
5 36 (43.37%) JavaScript
6 35 (42.17%) SharePoint
7 33 (39.76%) CSS
8 30 (36.14%) SQL Server
9 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
9 28 (33.73%) MVC
10 26 (31.33%) SQL
10 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (24.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (20.48%) WCF
13 16 (19.28%) TDD
13 16 (19.28%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (18.07%) Intranet
15 14 (16.87%) Web Services
15 14 (16.87%) .NET Framework
15 14 (16.87%) jQuery
15 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (16.87%) HTML5
15 14 (16.87%) Office 365
16 13 (15.66%) CSS3
16 13 (15.66%) Subversion
16 13 (15.66%) T-SQL
17 12 (14.46%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (13.25%) WF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 35 (42.17%) SharePoint
2 16 (19.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (14.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (12.05%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.82%) CMS
6 2 (2.41%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) Intranet
2 2 (2.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.82%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (24.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (15.66%) Subversion
3 7 (8.43%) Selenium
4 5 (6.02%) MSTest
4 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.41%) Hudson
6 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Multimedia
2 2 (2.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Law
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (77.11%) Developer
2 34 (40.96%) .NET Developer
3 24 (28.92%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) CRM Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Test Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Tester
8 3 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Automated Test Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Web Applications Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (72.29%) .NET
2 42 (50.60%) HTML
3 38 (45.78%) ASP.NET
4 33 (39.76%) CSS
5 17 (20.48%) WCF
6 14 (16.87%) Web Services
6 14 (16.87%) .NET Framework
6 14 (16.87%) jQuery
6 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (16.87%) HTML5
7 13 (15.66%) CSS3
8 11 (13.25%) WF
8 11 (13.25%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (12.05%) SOAP
10 9 (10.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (9.64%) XML
12 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (6.02%) LINQ
14 4 (4.82%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (4.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) User Experience
2 4 (4.82%) NHS
2 4 (4.82%) W3C
3 2 (2.41%) Open Source
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) MVC
2 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.28%) TDD
4 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (13.25%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 10 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (10.84%) CRM
7 9 (10.84%) OOP
7 9 (10.84%) OO
7 9 (10.84%) MVVM
7 9 (10.84%) Web Development
8 8 (9.64%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.02%) BDD
10 4 (4.82%) ATDD
10 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.82%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.82%) Test Management
10 4 (4.82%) Workflow
10 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.61%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 73 (87.95%) C#
2 36 (43.37%) JavaScript
3 26 (31.33%) SQL
4 13 (15.66%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.82%) XPath
7 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.41%) Java
8 2 (2.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
1 4 (4.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Kofax
3 2 (2.41%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Siebel
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.20%) Telerik
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