The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 23 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.61% 3.25% 5.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 14.29% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 Leicester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 28 35 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 18.30% 22.73% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 14
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Leicester

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) VB6
3 2 (40.00%) Logistics
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Documentum
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 1 (20.00%) Documentum
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) VB Developer
3 2 (40.00%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Logistics
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) VB6
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Siemens
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