Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 119 125
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 76 66 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.54% 1.56% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.56% 7.58% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 51
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £269 £264 £225
90th Percentile £438 £445 £588
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +194.34% -66.88%
10th Percentile £39.75 £21.50 £12.83
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.40 £13.48
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.58% +2.00%

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 1,159 871 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 23.51% 20.57% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 617 741
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £310
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +194.34% -62.14%
10th Percentile £33.60 £21.50 £12.83
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.40 £13.48
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.42% +13.20%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Yorkshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 15 August 2018. 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 46 £350 +7.69% 22
North Yorkshire +13 17 £375 +8.70% 5
South Yorkshire -1 9 £320 +3.23% 4
East Yorkshire +3 1 £425 +11.84% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 50 (65.79%) C#
2 48 (63.16%) .NET
3 44 (57.89%) SQL
4 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 32 (42.11%) MVC
6 29 (38.16%) SQL Server
7 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
7 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (35.53%) ASP.NET
9 25 (32.89%) .NET Framework
10 21 (27.63%) Entity Framework
11 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (23.68%) Git (software)
12 18 (23.68%) TDD
13 15 (19.74%) HTML
13 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (17.11%) BDD
15 13 (17.11%) Pair Programming
16 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
16 12 (15.79%) Automotive
16 12 (15.79%) Scrum
17 11 (14.47%) jQuery
17 11 (14.47%) Workflow
18 10 (13.16%) VB.NET
19 9 (11.84%) CSS
19 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
19 9 (11.84%) XML
19 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
20 8 (10.53%) Windows

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 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.32%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) SaaS
3 2 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (1.32%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) Power BI
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.95%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) Selenium
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.32%) FxCop
6 1 (1.32%) MorphX
6 1 (1.32%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (15.79%) Automotive
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (59.21%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) .NET Developer
2 21 (27.63%) C# Developer
3 11 (14.47%) Software Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) SQL Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Systems Developer
8 4 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Control Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) NHS Business Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (63.16%) .NET
2 27 (35.53%) ASP.NET
3 25 (32.89%) .NET Framework
4 21 (27.63%) Entity Framework
5 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (19.74%) HTML
7 11 (14.47%) jQuery
8 9 (11.84%) CSS
8 9 (11.84%) XML
9 7 (9.21%) LINQ
10 6 (7.89%) WinForms
11 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
11 5 (6.58%) WCF
12 4 (5.26%) REST
13 3 (3.95%) .NET Core
13 3 (3.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 3 (3.95%) STL
14 2 (2.63%) Apache Flex
15 1 (1.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) NHS
3 2 (2.63%) W3C
4 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) MVC
2 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.68%) TDD
4 13 (17.11%) BDD
4 13 (17.11%) Pair Programming
5 12 (15.79%) Scrum
5 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 11 (14.47%) Workflow
7 7 (9.21%) ETL
8 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.58%) Migration
9 5 (6.58%) Web Development
10 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.26%) SDLC
11 3 (3.95%) Requirements Engineering
11 3 (3.95%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 50 (65.79%) C#
2 44 (57.89%) SQL
3 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.16%) VB.NET
5 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.53%) C++
6 8 (10.53%) Python
7 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.95%) C
8 3 (3.95%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.63%) Java
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) VB
10 1 (1.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) HND
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) MISRA
1 3 (3.95%) MISRA C
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
1 2 (2.63%) SCOM
1 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) MuleSoft
2 4 (5.26%) webMethods
3 1 (1.32%) Citrix
3 1 (1.32%) ComArch
3 1 (1.32%) ConnectWise
3 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle