The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 1.08% - 2.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.33% - 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £281
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 12 12 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 12.90% 7.84% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 18
Median daily rate £425 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Bradford

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Bradford

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Bradford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Bradford

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Bradford region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Java Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA