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 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 103 75
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 43 35 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.02% 1.22% 2.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.71% 7.32% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 39
Median daily rate £325 £363 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +10.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £273 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 443 478 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.85% 16.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 348 244
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 £295 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
West Yorkshire +22 34 £325 -6.87% 13
North Yorkshire +12 8 £400 -1.53% 9
South Yorkshire -1 1 £313 -19.87% 6
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 55 (67.07%) .NET
2 50 (60.98%) C#
3 38 (46.34%) JavaScript
3 38 (46.34%) SQL
4 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (39.02%) .NET Framework
6 31 (37.80%) MVC
7 29 (35.37%) SQL Server
8 28 (34.15%) ASP.NET
8 28 (34.15%) CSS
8 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
9 27 (32.93%) Entity Framework
10 25 (30.49%) AngularJS
10 25 (30.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
13 18 (21.95%) Manual Testing
14 17 (20.73%) gulp
14 17 (20.73%) Grunt
14 17 (20.73%) Sass
15 16 (19.51%) Jasmine
15 16 (19.51%) TypeScript
15 16 (19.51%) SignalR
15 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
16 15 (18.29%) HTML
16 15 (18.29%) LESS
17 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
17 12 (14.63%) Java
17 12 (14.63%) Git (software)

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 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (8.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.88%) CMS
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.22%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Intranet
1 2 (2.44%) SMS
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) MS Access
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.44%) Power BI
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.22%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (20.73%) Grunt
2 17 (20.73%) gulp
3 16 (19.51%) Jasmine
4 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
5 10 (12.20%) JIRA
6 9 (10.98%) MSTest
7 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
7 6 (7.32%) Selenium
8 5 (6.10%) Android Studio
8 5 (6.10%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.66%) Appium
9 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.66%) NUnit
9 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.44%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.44%) JSUnit
10 2 (2.44%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (9.76%) Back Office
2 5 (6.10%) Electronics
3 3 (3.66%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Finance
4 1 (1.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (48.78%) Developer
2 26 (31.71%) .NET Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) SQL Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Tester
5 9 (10.98%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.10%) Applications Support
7 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Angular Developer
8 4 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Electronics Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) CRM Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (67.07%) .NET
2 32 (39.02%) .NET Framework
3 28 (34.15%) ASP.NET
3 28 (34.15%) CSS
4 27 (32.93%) Entity Framework
5 25 (30.49%) AngularJS
5 25 (30.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (20.73%) Sass
8 16 (19.51%) SignalR
9 15 (18.29%) HTML
9 15 (18.29%) LESS
10 12 (14.63%) Angular 2
11 11 (13.41%) RxJS
12 7 (8.54%) jQuery
12 7 (8.54%) XML
13 5 (6.10%) LINQ
13 5 (6.10%) Web Services
14 4 (4.88%) XSLT
15 3 (3.66%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.44%) Derivative
2 2 (2.44%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.44%) NHS
2 2 (2.44%) Xbox
3 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Android
3 5 (6.10%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) MVC
3 18 (21.95%) Manual Testing
4 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
5 11 (13.41%) Automated Testing
5 11 (13.41%) Functional Testing
6 9 (10.98%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.98%) Kanban
6 9 (10.98%) Scrum
6 9 (10.98%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.76%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.54%) CRM
8 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.32%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (7.32%) Project Management
9 6 (7.32%) SDLC
10 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (6.10%) OO
11 4 (4.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (60.98%) C#
2 38 (46.34%) JavaScript
2 38 (46.34%) SQL
3 16 (19.51%) TypeScript
4 12 (14.63%) Java
5 9 (10.98%) C++
6 6 (7.32%) C
7 5 (6.10%) Python
8 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.44%) PHP
9 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.44%) XAML
10 1 (1.22%) Delphi
10 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.22%) Scala
10 1 (1.22%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Degree
2 10 (12.20%) ISTQB
2 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.66%) HNC
4 2 (2.44%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe
5 1 (1.22%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.22%) Magma
5 1 (1.22%) Sage
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
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