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 26 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 98 84
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 32 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.25% 1.09% 2.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.91% 5.74% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 31
Median daily rate £325 £342 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% +5.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £284 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 - £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 - £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 323 383 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.67% 18.93% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 264 228
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 26 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 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 +35 30 £325 -4.83% 12
Bradford - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 34 (53.13%) SQL
1 34 (53.13%) .NET
2 33 (51.56%) C#
3 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
5 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (29.69%) Manual Testing
7 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET
8 16 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
9 14 (21.88%) .NET Framework
10 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
10 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
11 11 (17.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (17.19%) MVC
12 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
12 10 (15.63%) HTML
12 10 (15.63%) CSS
13 9 (14.06%) Project Management
13 9 (14.06%) Degree
13 9 (14.06%) QA
13 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
13 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
13 9 (14.06%) Entity Framework
13 9 (14.06%) MSTest

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 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (9.38%) IIS
4 5 (7.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.69%) CMS
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.56%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) DHCP
1 5 (7.81%) DNS
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
1 5 (7.81%) LAN
1 5 (7.81%) VLAN
1 5 (7.81%) WAN
1 5 (7.81%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.56%) Intranet
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (7.81%) MS Access
7 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.69%) SSDT
8 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (14.06%) MSTest
3 7 (10.94%) Grunt
3 7 (10.94%) gulp
3 7 (10.94%) Jasmine
4 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.81%) Selenium
4 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.25%) Appium
5 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.69%) Android Studio
6 3 (4.69%) JIRA
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (4.69%) Electronics
2 2 (3.13%) Advertising
2 2 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Developer
2 19 (29.69%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) SQL Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Tester
4 10 (15.63%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Software Tester
6 7 (10.94%) T-SQL Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior SQL Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (53.13%) .NET
2 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET
3 14 (21.88%) .NET Framework
4 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (15.63%) CSS
5 10 (15.63%) HTML
6 9 (14.06%) Entity Framework
7 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (10.94%) SignalR
9 6 (9.38%) jQuery
9 6 (9.38%) LESS
9 6 (9.38%) Sass
9 6 (9.38%) XML
10 5 (7.81%) Angular 2
10 5 (7.81%) RxJS
11 3 (4.69%) Web Services
12 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
13 1 (1.56%) CSS3
13 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Android
3 3 (4.69%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Manual Testing
3 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 11 (17.19%) MVC
7 9 (14.06%) Project Management
7 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Kanban
8 8 (12.50%) Migration
9 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.94%) Web Development
10 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.81%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (7.81%) Information Governance
10 5 (7.81%) Scrum
10 5 (7.81%) SDLC
11 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) SQL
2 33 (51.56%) C#
3 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 16 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 7 (10.94%) C++
7 6 (9.38%) Java
8 5 (7.81%) Delphi
9 3 (4.69%) C
9 3 (4.69%) Python
10 2 (3.13%) Scala
11 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
2 9 (14.06%) Degree
3 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Sage
2 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe
3 1 (1.56%) Citrix
3 1 (1.56%) HP
3 1 (1.56%) Kaspersky
3 1 (1.56%) Magma
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
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