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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 105 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 67 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.98% 2.97% 3.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.22% 24.63% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 46
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
282 272 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.64% 12.05% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 145 147
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £34.93 £20.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.40% -14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £20.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 -35 14 £400 +37.93% 30
North Yorkshire -12 9 £300 -4.00% 10
South Yorkshire -4 2 - - 5
East Yorkshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 71 (91.03%) .NET
2 64 (82.05%) C#
3 47 (60.26%) ASP.NET
4 37 (47.44%) SQL Server
5 32 (41.03%) HTML
5 32 (41.03%) MVC
6 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
6 28 (35.90%) CSS
7 27 (34.62%) SQL
7 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 22 (28.21%) TDD
10 19 (24.36%) .NET Framework
10 19 (24.36%) WCF
11 18 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (20.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (19.23%) HTML5
14 14 (17.95%) CSS3
14 14 (17.95%) Razor View Engine
14 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
14 14 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (17.95%) OO
14 14 (17.95%) Web Services
15 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (14.10%) jQuery
17 11 (14.10%) WF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 26 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 18 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.41%) CMS
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) InfoPath
2 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Intranet
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (47.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.13%) EDRMS
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.10%) Subversion
3 8 (10.26%) MSTest
4 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (6.41%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (3.85%) Marketing
1 3 (3.85%) Multimedia
1 3 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Law
2 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (82.05%) Developer
2 38 (48.72%) .NET Developer
3 20 (25.64%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Test Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Web Applications Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Automated Test Consultant
10 1 (1.28%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (91.03%) .NET
2 47 (60.26%) ASP.NET
3 32 (41.03%) HTML
4 28 (35.90%) CSS
5 19 (24.36%) .NET Framework
5 19 (24.36%) WCF
6 16 (20.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (19.23%) HTML5
8 14 (17.95%) CSS3
8 14 (17.95%) Razor View Engine
8 14 (17.95%) Web Services
9 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (14.10%) jQuery
10 11 (14.10%) WF
11 10 (12.82%) LINQ
12 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (7.69%) WinForms
13 6 (7.69%) SOAP
14 4 (5.13%) WPF
14 4 (5.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) W3C
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) MVC
2 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) TDD
4 14 (17.95%) OO
5 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.10%) Web Development
6 11 (14.10%) OOP
7 10 (12.82%) MVVM
8 9 (11.54%) CRM
9 8 (10.26%) Workflow
10 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.13%) Test Management
10 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.13%) BDD
10 4 (5.13%) ATDD
11 3 (3.85%) User Stories
11 3 (3.85%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.85%) Automated Testing
12 2 (2.56%) Migration
12 2 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (82.05%) C#
2 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
3 27 (34.62%) SQL
4 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
5 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) ISEB
1 4 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Kofax
3 1 (1.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) Siebel
3 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
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