The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 90 71
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.77% 1.22% 2.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.45% 5.50% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 25
Median daily rate £325 £342 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% +5.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £276 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.25 - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 262 327 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 24.21% 22.18% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 231 194
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Leeds

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Leeds

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Leeds

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 32 (55.17%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) C#
2 28 (48.28%) .NET
3 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
4 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (32.76%) Manual Testing
6 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
8 16 (27.59%) T-SQL
8 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 16 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (27.59%) Test Automation
9 14 (24.14%) E-Commerce
10 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
10 12 (20.69%) Functional Testing
11 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
11 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (15.52%) MSTest
12 9 (15.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (15.52%) Degree
12 9 (15.52%) QA
12 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
12 9 (15.52%) MVC
12 9 (15.52%) Project Management
12 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
13 8 (13.79%) Windows
13 8 (13.79%) CSS
13 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
1 9 (15.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (5.17%) CMS
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Sage 1000
1 1 (1.72%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) DHCP
1 5 (8.62%) DNS
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
1 5 (8.62%) Internet
1 5 (8.62%) LAN
1 5 (8.62%) VLAN
1 5 (8.62%) WAN
1 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.62%) MS Access
7 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
7 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (5.17%) SSDT
8 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (15.52%) MSTest
3 7 (12.07%) Grunt
3 7 (12.07%) gulp
3 7 (12.07%) Jasmine
4 5 (8.62%) Selenium
4 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.90%) Appium
5 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.17%) Android Studio
6 3 (5.17%) JIRA
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (5.17%) Electronics
2 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Developer
2 17 (29.31%) .NET Developer
3 11 (18.97%) SQL Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Tester
4 10 (17.24%) Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Test Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Software Tester
6 7 (12.07%) T-SQL Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) .NET
2 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
3 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
4 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (13.79%) CSS
6 7 (12.07%) AngularJS
6 7 (12.07%) Entity Framework
6 7 (12.07%) SignalR
7 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (10.34%) HTML
7 6 (10.34%) jQuery
7 6 (10.34%) LESS
7 6 (10.34%) Sass
7 6 (10.34%) XML
8 5 (8.62%) Angular 2
8 5 (8.62%) RxJS
9 3 (5.17%) Web Services
10 2 (3.45%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.72%) HTML5
11 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Android
3 3 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Manual Testing
3 16 (27.59%) Test Automation
4 14 (24.14%) E-Commerce
5 12 (20.69%) Functional Testing
6 9 (15.52%) MVC
6 9 (15.52%) Project Management
6 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Kanban
7 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.07%) Migration
8 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.07%) Web Development
9 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.62%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (8.62%) Information Governance
9 5 (8.62%) Scrum
9 5 (8.62%) SDLC
10 4 (6.90%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) C#
3 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 16 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 8 (13.79%) TypeScript
6 6 (10.34%) Java
7 5 (8.62%) Delphi
8 4 (6.90%) C++
9 3 (5.17%) C
9 3 (5.17%) Python
10 2 (3.45%) Scala
11 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Sage
2 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe
3 1 (1.72%) Citrix
3 1 (1.72%) HP
3 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky
3 1 (1.72%) Magma
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.72%) SAP
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