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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 56 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.92% 1.92% 2.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.14% 13.41% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £375 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.82% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
396 328 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.58% 14.34% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 188 134
Average daily rate £330 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £16.90 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -10 41 £325 - 36
South Yorkshire -13 5 £325 +8.33% 5
North Yorkshire -6 3 £363 +13.28% 11
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 94 (78.99%) C#
2 81 (68.07%) .NET
3 60 (50.42%) SQL Server
4 52 (43.70%) MVC
5 49 (41.18%) ASP.NET
6 46 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (38.66%) jQuery
7 45 (37.82%) SQL
8 42 (35.29%) HTML
9 41 (34.45%) JavaScript
10 36 (30.25%) T-SQL
11 35 (29.41%) CSS
12 33 (27.73%) Microsoft
13 31 (26.05%) SharePoint
13 31 (26.05%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (18.49%) Oracle
14 22 (18.49%) TDD
15 20 (16.81%) E-Commerce
15 20 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (15.13%) .NET Framework
18 17 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
19 16 (13.45%) KnockoutJS
19 16 (13.45%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (13.45%) Web Services
20 15 (12.61%) WCF
20 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
21 14 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (11.76%) Manual Testing
21 14 (11.76%) Office 365

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 31 (26.05%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (6.72%) IIS
4 6 (5.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.52%) SAS
5 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.68%) JBoss
6 2 (1.68%) Apache
6 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.20%) MS Office
3 4 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.84%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (1.68%) SaaS
2 2 (1.68%) PaaS
2 2 (1.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) Intranet
2 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.84%) LDAP
3 1 (0.84%) LAN
3 1 (0.84%) WAN
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (50.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.36%) MS Access
6 3 (2.52%) MySQL
6 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.84%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (26.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.56%) Subversion
3 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.52%) Toad
4 3 (2.52%) Maven
4 3 (2.52%) ReSharper
4 3 (2.52%) Selenium
4 3 (2.52%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.68%) JUnit
5 2 (1.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.68%) MSI
5 2 (1.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.84%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.84%) MorphX
6 1 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.84%) Moq
General
1 13 (10.92%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Banking
3 2 (1.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
4 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (74.79%) Developer
2 39 (32.77%) .NET Developer
3 19 (15.97%) SharePoint Developer
4 16 (13.45%) C# Developer
5 9 (7.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Tester
7 7 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.04%) MI Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Lead Tester
9 5 (4.20%) Mobile Web Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.52%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (2.52%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (68.07%) .NET
2 49 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 46 (38.66%) jQuery
4 42 (35.29%) HTML
5 35 (29.41%) CSS
6 20 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (15.13%) .NET Framework
8 16 (13.45%) Web Services
8 16 (13.45%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (12.61%) WCF
9 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (11.76%) Entity Framework
11 13 (10.92%) WinForms
11 13 (10.92%) AngularJS
12 12 (10.08%) XML
13 11 (9.24%) HTML5
14 10 (8.40%) LINQ
15 8 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (6.72%) Ajax
16 7 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) User Experience
2 4 (3.36%) NHS
3 2 (1.68%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Windows
2 2 (1.68%) Linux
2 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.84%) Android
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.70%) MVC
2 46 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.49%) TDD
4 20 (16.81%) E-Commerce
5 19 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 13 (10.92%) OO
8 12 (10.08%) Software Testing
8 12 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (9.24%) Scrum
10 10 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (7.56%) Web Development
12 6 (5.04%) Mobile Development
12 6 (5.04%) SDLC
13 5 (4.20%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 5 (4.20%) Software Engineering
14 4 (3.36%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.36%) Multithreading
14 4 (3.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 94 (78.99%) C#
2 45 (37.82%) SQL
3 41 (34.45%) JavaScript
4 36 (30.25%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.76%) VB
6 9 (7.56%) VB6
7 8 (6.72%) Java
8 7 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.88%) VBA
9 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.20%) VB.NET
10 5 (4.20%) C++
11 3 (2.52%) XPath
12 2 (1.68%) C
12 2 (1.68%) PHP
13 1 (0.84%) Perl
13 1 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) ISEB
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.52%) MCAD
2 3 (2.52%) MCSD
3 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.84%) Degree
4 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Puppet
1 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.49%) Oracle
3 10 (8.40%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.52%) Telerik
5 2 (1.68%) VMware
5 2 (1.68%) Lotus
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.84%) Sage
6 1 (0.84%) Kofax
6 1 (0.84%) IBM
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe
6 1 (0.84%) HP
6 1 (0.84%) Kaspersky
6 1 (0.84%) Twitter
6 1 (0.84%) Nintex
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