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 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 88 70
Rank change year-on-year +22 -18  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.54% 1.23% 2.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.53% 7.29% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 26
Median daily rate £325 £349 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% +6.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £293 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 295 329 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.05% 16.84% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 234 185
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +21 30 £319 -15.00% 8
Wakefield 0 2 £406 +62.50%
Bradford +2 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 36 (58.06%) .NET
2 32 (51.61%) C#
3 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (41.94%) SQL
6 23 (37.10%) MVC
7 22 (35.48%) CSS
8 21 (33.87%) .NET Framework
8 21 (33.87%) AngularJS
9 20 (32.26%) Entity Framework
10 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
11 18 (29.03%) ASP.NET
11 18 (29.03%) Manual Testing
11 18 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (29.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (27.42%) Grunt
12 17 (27.42%) gulp
13 16 (25.81%) TypeScript
13 16 (25.81%) SignalR
13 16 (25.81%) Jasmine
14 15 (24.19%) Sass
14 15 (24.19%) LESS
14 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
15 14 (22.58%) SharePoint
16 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
16 12 (19.35%) Angular 2
17 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
17 11 (17.74%) RxJS
17 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing

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 14 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (11.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) MS Access
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (27.42%) Grunt
2 17 (27.42%) gulp
3 16 (25.81%) Jasmine
4 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 9 (14.52%) MSTest
6 7 (11.29%) JIRA
7 6 (9.68%) Eclipse
8 5 (8.06%) Android Studio
8 5 (8.06%) Selenium
8 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.84%) Appium
10 2 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
10 2 (3.23%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (12.90%) Back Office
2 5 (8.06%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Developer
2 21 (33.87%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) SQL Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Test Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Angular Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Electronics Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) CRM Specialist
9 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
9 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (58.06%) .NET
2 22 (35.48%) CSS
3 21 (33.87%) .NET Framework
3 21 (33.87%) AngularJS
4 20 (32.26%) Entity Framework
5 18 (29.03%) ASP.NET
5 18 (29.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (25.81%) SignalR
7 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (24.19%) LESS
7 15 (24.19%) Sass
8 12 (19.35%) Angular 2
9 11 (17.74%) RxJS
10 10 (16.13%) HTML
11 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
12 2 (3.23%) .NET Core
12 2 (3.23%) jQuery
12 2 (3.23%) Web Services
12 2 (3.23%) XML
13 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Derivative
1 2 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Android
2 5 (8.06%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) MVC
3 18 (29.03%) Manual Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
7 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.90%) Kanban
7 8 (12.90%) Scrum
8 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 4 (6.45%) OO
11 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Defect Management
12 3 (4.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (51.61%) C#
2 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 26 (41.94%) SQL
4 16 (25.81%) TypeScript
5 10 (16.13%) Java
6 9 (14.52%) C++
7 6 (9.68%) C
8 5 (8.06%) Python
9 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.61%) Delphi
10 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.90%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe
3 1 (1.61%) Magma
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) Sage
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
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