The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank - 48 26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield - 0.94% 1.18%
As % of the Development Applications category - 4.76% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £390 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.86%  
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 £41.83 £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 Sheffield with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 97 84 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 25.80% 19.67% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 63 11
Median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Sheffield

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Sheffield

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Xamarin
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Marionette.js
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Development Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Software Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Marionette.js
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Xamarin
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft