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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 32 19 25
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.63% 4.76% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.56% 22.58% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £277 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.85% +1.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +19.50%  

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 18 31 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 11.39% 21.09% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 11
Median daily rate £320 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.18% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Leicester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

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

1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) .NET
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) UML
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) High Availability
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 5 (41.67%) Logistics
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (41.67%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) ISO 9001
6 4 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (33.33%) V-Model
7 3 (25.00%) TickIT
8 2 (16.67%) MVC
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) C++
8 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (8.33%) AngularJS

Visual Studio
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Lead Software Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (8.33%) ASP Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Lead Software Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) High Availability
1 6 (50.00%) UML
2 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (41.67%) Logistics
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) MVVM
5 1 (8.33%) Physics
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (25.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Perforce