Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 23 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 105 63
Rank change year-on-year -16 -42 +37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 38 61 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.25% 1.69% 3.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.31% 10.08% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 87
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.91% +16.15% +0.78%
10th Percentile £237 £260 £256
90th Percentile £405 £588 £426
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -13.33% +13.64% +3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.24% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £43.13 £13.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +219.44% -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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 715 605 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 23.48% 16.81% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 395 522
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £401 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +12.82% +1.43%
10th Percentile £300 £292 £271
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £365
% change year-on-year - +13.01% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.24% +185.91%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +214.81% -66.25% +14.51%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in West Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -1 34 £325 -18.75% 9
Wakefield -4 2 £250 -42.86% 3
Bradford - 1 £425 - 2
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

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

1 27 (71.05%) SQL
2 24 (63.16%) .NET
3 22 (57.89%) C#
4 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
5 20 (52.63%) T-SQL
6 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
7 16 (42.11%) E-Commerce
7 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
11 6 (15.79%) MVC
11 6 (15.79%) CSS
11 6 (15.79%) HTML
12 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.16%) Finance
12 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (13.16%) SDLC
12 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (10.53%) JIRA
13 4 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
13 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (10.53%) ISEB

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.89%) Power BI
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.89%) SSDT
6 2 (5.26%) MySQL
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (71.05%) Developer
2 20 (52.63%) .NET Developer
3 16 (42.11%) C# Developer
4 14 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (34.21%) SQL Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Analyst
6 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
7 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (18.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (15.79%) T-SQL Developer
9 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (13.16%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
10 4 (10.53%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (10.53%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 4 (10.53%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (10.53%) Senior SQL Developer
11 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) .NET
2 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.79%) CSS
3 6 (15.79%) HTML
4 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.26%) WCF
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) WinForms
6 1 (2.63%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Android
1 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (42.11%) E-Commerce
2 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
2 6 (15.79%) MVC
3 5 (13.16%) SDLC
3 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
3 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
4 4 (10.53%) CRM
5 3 (7.89%) Analytics
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Data Management
5 3 (7.89%) Database Optimisation
5 3 (7.89%) ERP
5 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) SQL
2 22 (57.89%) C#
3 20 (52.63%) T-SQL
4 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) MCSE
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Sitecore
2 3 (7.89%) Tableau
3 2 (5.26%) Telerik
4 1 (2.63%) Workday