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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 79 61
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.72% 1.33% 2.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.02% 7.06% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 17
Median daily rate £313 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 254 269 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 24.64% 18.86% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 203 152
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Leeds

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) SQL
3 25 (46.30%) .NET
3 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
4 23 (42.59%) C#
5 18 (33.33%) MVC
5 18 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 18 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 17 (31.48%) Entity Framework
6 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
6 17 (31.48%) CSS
6 17 (31.48%) AngularJS
6 17 (31.48%) Grunt
6 17 (31.48%) gulp
7 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (29.63%) TypeScript
7 16 (29.63%) SignalR
7 16 (29.63%) Jasmine
8 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (27.78%) Sass
8 15 (27.78%) LESS
9 13 (24.07%) SharePoint
10 12 (22.22%) Angular 2
11 11 (20.37%) RxJS
11 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
11 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
12 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
12 10 (18.52%) Microsoft

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 13 (24.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Grunt
1 17 (31.48%) gulp
2 16 (29.63%) Jasmine
3 15 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (16.67%) MSTest
5 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
5 7 (12.96%) JIRA
6 6 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 5 (9.26%) Android Studio
7 5 (9.26%) Selenium
7 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.56%) Appium
9 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.70%) MSBuild
10 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (14.81%) Back Office
2 4 (7.41%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Developer
2 15 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 12 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 10 (18.52%) Tester
5 9 (16.67%) Analyst
5 9 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 7 (12.96%) Software Tester
7 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Angular Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Electronics Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
11 2 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (3.70%) SSRS Developer
11 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) .NET
2 18 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 17 (31.48%) AngularJS
3 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
3 17 (31.48%) CSS
3 17 (31.48%) Entity Framework
4 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (29.63%) SignalR
5 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (27.78%) LESS
5 15 (27.78%) Sass
6 12 (22.22%) Angular 2
7 11 (20.37%) RxJS
8 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.70%) .NET Core
9 2 (3.70%) HTML
9 2 (3.70%) Web Services
9 2 (3.70%) XML
10 1 (1.85%) SOAP
10 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Derivative
1 2 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Android
1 5 (9.26%) Embedded Linux
1 5 (9.26%) Linux
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 18 (33.33%) MVC
3 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
4 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 8 (14.81%) Kanban
6 7 (12.96%) Scrum
6 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
7 6 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 6 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 4 (7.41%) OO
9 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) SQL
2 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
3 23 (42.59%) C#
4 16 (29.63%) TypeScript
5 10 (18.52%) Java
6 6 (11.11%) C
7 5 (9.26%) C++
7 5 (9.26%) Python
8 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.85%) Delphi
10 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
3 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.70%) ISEB
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Magma
4 1 (1.85%) Sage
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
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