Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 14 July 2020 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 107 120
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 25 75 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.44% 1.72% 1.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.45% 7.95% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 48 60
Median daily rate £350 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +12.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £309 £269
90th Percentile £414 £538 £438
England median daily rate £463 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +2.78% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +5.13%
England median hourly rate £45.91 £47.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -3.35% +17.28% +1.25%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 296 943 1,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.99% 21.58% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 629 816
Median daily rate £475 £455 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +13.04% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £307
90th Percentile £651 £575 £541
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 14
Median hourly rate £19.60 £35.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.01% -13.58% +3.85%
10th Percentile £14.53 £27.15 £33.60
90th Percentile £25.53 £51.36 £42.11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.92 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.38% +5.68% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +21 15 £348 -7.33% 4
South Yorkshire +39 8 £400 -5.88% 1
North Yorkshire +5 2 £345 -27.37% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 17 (68.00%) .NET
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (48.00%) GitHub
5 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
6 10 (40.00%) WCF
6 10 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (32.00%) TypeScript
8 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (32.00%) JIRA
8 8 (32.00%) MVC
8 8 (32.00%) RxJS
8 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (28.00%) Finance
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) XML
9 7 (28.00%) Azure
9 7 (28.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (24.00%) BDD
10 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
10 6 (24.00%) DevOps
10 6 (24.00%) Selenium
10 6 (24.00%) JSON
10 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (24.00%) Change Management
10 6 (24.00%) Public Sector

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) GitHub
2 7 (28.00%) Azure
3 1 (4.00%) AWS
3 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) MPLS
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) VoIP
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio Code
3 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (20.00%) Postman
4 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (12.00%) Local Government
5 2 (8.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (24.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Tester
6 3 (12.00%) Angular Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
6 3 (12.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Integration Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (8.00%) React Developer
7 2 (8.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) .NET Framework
3 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
4 10 (40.00%) WCF
5 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (32.00%) RxJS
7 7 (28.00%) Entity Framework
7 7 (28.00%) XML
8 6 (24.00%) JSON
9 5 (20.00%) .NET Core
9 5 (20.00%) CSS
9 5 (20.00%) HTML
9 5 (20.00%) LINQ
9 5 (20.00%) REST
9 5 (20.00%) SOAP
9 5 (20.00%) WSDL
9 5 (20.00%) XML Schema
9 5 (20.00%) XSLT
10 4 (16.00%) RESTful
11 3 (12.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blog
1 3 (12.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) MVC
2 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) BDD
3 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 6 (24.00%) DevOps
3 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (20.00%) Microservices
4 5 (20.00%) Sprint Planning
4 5 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (20.00%) Web Development
5 4 (16.00%) Build Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Open Source
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) TypeScript
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Google
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Meraki
3 1 (4.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.00%) Sage
3 1 (4.00%) VMware