Period
to 22 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 130 116
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 +19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 77 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.80% 1.61% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.56% 6.77% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 53
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £308 £269 £265
90th Percentile £538 £438 £425
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +5.13% -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £40.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +23.46% +0.62% +0.63%

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 900 1,181 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 21.09% 23.76% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 799 597
Yorkshire median daily rate £453 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +1.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +1.05% +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £40.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% +0.93% -
10th Percentile £27.15 £33.20 £23.63
90th Percentile £47.94 £42.29 £43.19
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 51 £375 +7.14% 29
South Yorkshire +1 20 £400 +14.29% 12
East Yorkshire +2 2 - - 5
North Yorkshire -9 2 £475 +26.67% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 54 (70.13%) C#
2 47 (61.04%) .NET
3 30 (38.96%) SQL
4 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (31.17%) Web Services
7 23 (29.87%) XML
7 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
8 20 (25.97%) JSON
9 19 (24.68%) Unit Testing
10 17 (22.08%) REST
10 17 (22.08%) DevOps
10 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
10 17 (22.08%) SOAP
11 15 (19.48%) CSS
11 15 (19.48%) Windows
12 14 (18.18%) Jenkins
13 13 (16.88%) WCF
13 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
14 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (14.29%) Java
15 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 11 (14.29%) Analytics
16 10 (12.99%) SoapUI
16 10 (12.99%) Git (software)
16 10 (12.99%) Finance
17 9 (11.69%) C++
17 9 (11.69%) RESTful

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 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.19%) IIS
5 2 (2.60%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) GitHub
3 5 (6.49%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.60%) Office 365
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) HTTP
1 5 (6.49%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) WebEx
3 2 (2.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.39%) SQLite
4 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.49%) Power BI
6 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.19%) MySQL
6 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.90%) SSDT
8 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.60%) GIS
8 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.30%) OLAP
9 1 (1.30%) OLTP
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (37.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.99%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.99%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.39%) Selenium
5 6 (7.79%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.79%) Maven
5 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.49%) MSTest
6 5 (6.49%) Rational Application Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.19%) JIRA
7 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.90%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.90%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.60%) Hudson
9 2 (2.60%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Local Government
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Publishing
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.30%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 7 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
4 5 (6.49%) Technical Leader
4 5 (6.49%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Consultant
5 4 (5.19%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Functional Test Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Xamarin Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Automation Tester
6 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Lead Developer
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Tester
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Database Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.04%) .NET
2 24 (31.17%) Web Services
3 23 (29.87%) XML
4 20 (25.97%) JSON
5 17 (22.08%) REST
5 17 (22.08%) SOAP
6 15 (19.48%) CSS
7 13 (16.88%) WCF
8 9 (11.69%) RESTful
9 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
9 8 (10.39%) MFC
9 8 (10.39%) XSLT
10 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (9.09%) HTML
10 7 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
10 7 (9.09%) WSDL
10 7 (9.09%) XML Schema
11 6 (7.79%) .NET Core
11 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
11 6 (7.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) Blog
2 5 (6.49%) NHS
2 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.60%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.30%) e-Health
6 1 (1.30%) LIMS
6 1 (1.30%) PACS
6 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Android
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.68%) Unit Testing
3 17 (22.08%) DevOps
4 11 (14.29%) Analytics
4 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 8 (10.39%) API Testing
5 8 (10.39%) Memory Management
5 8 (10.39%) Multithreading
6 7 (9.09%) Open Source
6 7 (9.09%) Web Development
7 6 (7.79%) Build Automation
7 6 (7.79%) Prototyping
7 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.49%) AOP
8 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Scrum
9 4 (5.19%) Migration
9 4 (5.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (70.13%) C#
2 30 (38.96%) SQL
3 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
5 11 (14.29%) Java
6 9 (11.69%) C++
7 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.19%) Java 8
8 4 (5.19%) Python
9 3 (3.90%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.60%) Perl
10 2 (2.60%) PHP
10 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.30%) U-SQL
11 1 (1.30%) VB
11 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) MCSE
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) HL7
2 2 (2.60%) PA-DSS
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.60%) Kibana
3 2 (2.60%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.30%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Xamarin
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle
4 5 (6.49%) IBM
5 4 (5.19%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.60%) Novell
7 2 (2.60%) Tableau