Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 100 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 -28 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 50 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.37% 1.91% 2.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.90% 10.59% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 67
Leeds median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £239 £266 £256
90th Percentile £392 £588 £460
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £378 £325
% change year-on-year -13.91% +16.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £13.50 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -68.24% -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 633 472 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 27.91% 18.03% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 311 454
Leeds median daily rate £420 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +13.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £270
90th Percentile £538 £500 £510
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.68% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Leeds median hourly rate - £13.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.45% +66.50%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -68.24% +185.91%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 22 November 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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) .NET
3 19 (61.29%) C#
4 17 (54.84%) T-SQL
4 17 (54.84%) ASP.NET
5 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
5 16 (51.61%) E-Commerce
6 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 10 (32.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (16.13%) SDLC
10 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (16.13%) Web Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.90%) MVC
11 4 (12.90%) Finance
11 4 (12.90%) CRM
11 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (12.90%) JIRA
11 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (9.68%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (9.68%) Sitecore
12 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
12 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
12 3 (9.68%) CSS

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (32.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) Power BI
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) Android Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 18 (58.06%) .NET Developer
3 13 (41.94%) C# Developer
4 12 (38.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Developer
6 8 (25.81%) Analyst
6 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
7 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (22.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (19.35%) T-SQL Developer
9 5 (16.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (12.90%) Senior SQL Developer
11 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Developer
12 2 (6.45%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 3 (9.68%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) WCF
5 2 (6.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) REST
6 1 (3.23%) Swagger
6 1 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) E-Commerce
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.13%) SDLC
4 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.13%) Web Testing
5 4 (12.90%) CRM
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) ERP
6 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Analytics
8 1 (3.23%) Database Optimisation
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.23%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) C#
3 17 (54.84%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau