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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 87 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 60 88 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.07% 2.78% 2.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.17% 16.54% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 23
Median daily rate £400 £318 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £261 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £433 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
493 532 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.04% 16.82% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 345 184
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -36 30 £550 +87.23% 21
North Yorkshire +17 26 £375 - 3
South Yorkshire -3 2 £383 -4.37% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 57 (61.29%) .NET
2 56 (60.22%) SQL Server
3 37 (39.78%) C#
4 34 (36.56%) JavaScript
4 34 (36.56%) SQL
5 27 (29.03%) Unit Testing
6 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
7 24 (25.81%) SharePoint
8 21 (22.58%) Oracle
8 21 (22.58%) HTML
8 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET
9 19 (20.43%) jQuery
9 19 (20.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 16 (17.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (17.20%) Social Network
12 16 (17.20%) Dynamics CRM
12 16 (17.20%) CRM
12 16 (17.20%) SFIA
13 15 (16.13%) Windows
13 15 (16.13%) XML
13 15 (16.13%) MVC
13 15 (16.13%) System Testing
14 14 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (15.05%) .NET Framework
14 14 (15.05%) Oracle Database

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 18 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.30%) JBoss
3 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Kentico
5 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) InfoPath
2 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) VPN
2 8 (8.60%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 3 (3.23%) Intranet
4 2 (2.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (60.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (17.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (15.05%) Oracle Database
6 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (11.83%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (11.83%) Star Schema
8 10 (10.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (8.60%) MS Access
10 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.23%) Power BI
11 3 (3.23%) PowerPivot
11 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (3.23%) SSDT
12 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (1.08%) NonStop SQL
13 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (20.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (10.75%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.38%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.38%) Gatling
6 5 (5.38%) JIRA
6 5 (5.38%) JMeter
6 5 (5.38%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.38%) Maven
6 5 (5.38%) SilkPerformer
6 5 (5.38%) VisualVM
6 5 (5.38%) YourKit
7 4 (4.30%) The Grinder
8 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.23%) NUnit
9 2 (2.15%) JSUnit
9 2 (2.15%) Selenium
10 1 (1.08%) FxCop
General
1 4 (4.30%) Finance
1 4 (4.30%) Local Government
2 2 (2.15%) Legal
2 2 (2.15%) Publishing
2 2 (2.15%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Advertising
3 1 (1.08%) Back Office
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (56.99%) Developer
2 16 (17.20%) .NET Developer
3 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
3 10 (10.75%) SQL Developer
4 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Database Developer
5 6 (6.45%) Senior Database Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.38%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Designer
7 4 (4.30%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Designer
7 4 (4.30%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (4.30%) Systems Designer
7 4 (4.30%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (61.29%) .NET
2 21 (22.58%) HTML
3 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET
3 19 (20.43%) jQuery
4 15 (16.13%) XML
5 14 (15.05%) .NET Framework
6 13 (13.98%) CSS
7 11 (11.83%) AngularJS
8 10 (10.75%) Web Services
9 9 (9.68%) REST
9 9 (9.68%) SOAP
9 9 (9.68%) Spring
10 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (8.60%) HTML5
10 8 (8.60%) JSON
11 7 (7.53%) XSLT
12 6 (6.45%) WSDL
12 6 (6.45%) XML Schema
13 5 (5.38%) Ajax
13 5 (5.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Social Network
2 11 (11.83%) Data Structures
3 8 (8.60%) Public Cloud
3 8 (8.60%) Replication
4 5 (5.38%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) CESG
7 1 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) Unit Testing
2 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.20%) CRM
3 16 (17.20%) SFIA
4 15 (16.13%) MVC
4 15 (16.13%) System Testing
5 14 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.05%) ETL
6 12 (12.90%) Project Management
6 12 (12.90%) TDD
7 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
7 11 (11.83%) ETL Development
7 11 (11.83%) Kimball Methodology
8 10 (10.75%) Resource Management
9 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
9 8 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.60%) Release Management
10 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.53%) Service Management
10 7 (7.53%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.78%) C#
2 34 (36.56%) JavaScript
2 34 (36.56%) SQL
3 10 (10.75%) Java
3 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.60%) C
5 7 (7.53%) PL/SQL
5 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.45%) PHP
7 5 (5.38%) CoffeeScript
7 5 (5.38%) Python
7 5 (5.38%) Ruby
7 5 (5.38%) Scala
8 4 (4.30%) Delphi
8 4 (4.30%) VB
8 4 (4.30%) VBA
8 4 (4.30%) VBScript
9 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.08%) XPath
10 1 (1.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) CISSP
3 1 (1.08%) CLAS
3 1 (1.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (11.83%) Puppet
2 10 (10.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) Oracle
3 12 (12.90%) VMware
4 11 (11.83%) Informatica
5 5 (5.38%) AppDynamics
5 5 (5.38%) Dynatrace
5 5 (5.38%) IBM
5 5 (5.38%) New Relic
6 1 (1.08%) Adobe
6 1 (1.08%) Nintex
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