Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 114 144
Rank change year-on-year +12 +30 -37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 97 74 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.00% 1.76% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.40% 8.72% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 46 43
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -6.61% +7.08%
10th Percentile £284 £268 £256
90th Percentile £438 £419 £410
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £28.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.13% - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +21.21%

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 1,155 849 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 23.87% 20.14% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 552 703
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £573
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.22% -43.75% +14.29%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.06% +14.73%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -25 63 £350 +7.69% 20
North Yorkshire +11 22 £350 -12.50% 7
South Yorkshire +8 8 £350 +12.45% 10
East Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (68.04%) C#
2 65 (67.01%) .NET
3 50 (51.55%) SQL
4 44 (45.36%) SQL Server
5 43 (44.33%) Microsoft
6 39 (40.21%) MVC
7 37 (38.14%) ASP.NET
8 34 (35.05%) JavaScript
9 33 (34.02%) .NET Framework
10 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (25.77%) HTML
10 25 (25.77%) Entity Framework
11 23 (23.71%) TDD
12 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
13 19 (19.59%) T-SQL
13 19 (19.59%) CSS
14 18 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (17.53%) BDD
16 15 (15.46%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (15.46%) Pair Programming
16 15 (15.46%) Software Engineering
17 12 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (12.37%) XML
18 11 (11.34%) Workflow
18 11 (11.34%) jQuery
19 10 (10.31%) Test Automation
20 9 (9.28%) VB.NET
20 9 (9.28%) WCF
21 8 (8.25%) Mentoring

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 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.03%) Marvel
6 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.03%) iTrent
3 1 (1.03%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) SMS
2 1 (1.03%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (45.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.15%) SSDT
6 4 (4.12%) Power BI
7 3 (3.09%) Adabas
7 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.06%) MySQL
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.03%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (5.15%) Selenium
4 5 (5.15%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.12%) MSTest
6 3 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.06%) Subversion
7 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.03%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.03%) MorphX
8 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (8.25%) Automotive
2 5 (5.15%) Finance
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (62.89%) Developer
2 28 (28.87%) C# Developer
3 24 (24.74%) .NET Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Software Engineer
5 13 (13.40%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (10.31%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.22%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.15%) .NET Software Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.15%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.12%) Systems Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Tester
10 4 (4.12%) VB.NET Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) C# Software Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (67.01%) .NET
2 37 (38.14%) ASP.NET
3 33 (34.02%) .NET Framework
4 25 (25.77%) Entity Framework
4 25 (25.77%) HTML
5 19 (19.59%) CSS
6 18 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (12.37%) XML
8 11 (11.34%) jQuery
9 9 (9.28%) WCF
10 8 (8.25%) WinForms
11 7 (7.22%) LINQ
12 6 (6.19%) CSS3
12 6 (6.19%) HTML5
13 5 (5.15%) Ajax
14 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
14 4 (4.12%) Classic ASP
14 4 (4.12%) Web Services
14 4 (4.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) FMCG
3 3 (3.09%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.09%) NHS
3 3 (3.09%) User Experience
4 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.06%) W3C
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Windows
2 2 (2.06%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.03%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) MVC
2 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.71%) TDD
4 17 (17.53%) BDD
5 15 (15.46%) Pair Programming
5 15 (15.46%) Software Engineering
6 11 (11.34%) Workflow
7 10 (10.31%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.25%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.22%) Scrum
10 6 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.15%) API Integration
11 5 (5.15%) Coaching
11 5 (5.15%) DevOps
11 5 (5.15%) ETL
11 5 (5.15%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (68.04%) C#
2 50 (51.55%) SQL
3 34 (35.05%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.59%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.28%) VB.NET
6 8 (8.25%) C++
7 7 (7.22%) Python
7 7 (7.22%) VB
8 6 (6.19%) VB6
9 5 (5.15%) Java
9 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.12%) C
10 4 (4.12%) RPG
11 2 (2.06%) Natural
12 1 (1.03%) Perl
12 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.03%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) HND
2 2 (2.06%) MCSE
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ISEB
3 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) GDPR
2 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) SCCM
1 2 (2.06%) SCOM
1 2 (2.06%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.06%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle
3 4 (4.12%) MuleSoft
3 4 (4.12%) QAD
3 4 (4.12%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) webMethods
4 3 (3.09%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.06%) Tableau
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe
6 1 (1.03%) ComArch
6 1 (1.03%) ConnectWise
6 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.03%) Workday