Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 147 141
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 -30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.22% 1.04% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.72% 5.34% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 37
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +6.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £245 £236
90th Percentile £508 £427 £473
England median daily rate £450 £427 £400
% change year-on-year +5.39% +6.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -7.78% +233.33%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 625 973 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.14% 19.52% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 656 650
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £559 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -5.14% +230.19%
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +39 33 £350 +2.94% 25
South Yorkshire +5 6 £320 -6.23% 5
North Yorkshire +2 3 £425 +13.33% 5
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) C#
3 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 15 (35.71%) Azure
5 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
5 13 (30.95%) .NET
5 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.81%) SQL
6 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (21.43%) BDD
7 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.43%) DevOps
8 8 (19.05%) Gherkin
8 8 (19.05%) Project Delivery
8 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
8 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
9 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 7 (16.67%) Selenium
9 7 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 7 (16.67%) MVC
9 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
10 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 6 (14.29%) Project Management

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 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (9.52%) OpenEdge
2 2 (4.76%) Drupal
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.76%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (35.71%) Azure
2 4 (9.52%) IaaS
2 4 (9.52%) PaaS
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) OLAP
4 1 (2.38%) OLTP
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (16.67%) Selenium
4 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 5 (11.90%) JMeter
5 5 (11.90%) MSTest
5 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (9.52%) Gatling
6 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.52%) NUnit
6 4 (9.52%) Protractor
6 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.76%) Appium
7 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.38%) Ant
8 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.38%) Hudson
8 1 (2.38%) JUnit
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Tester
3 8 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
5 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 8 (19.05%) Gherkin
3 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (11.90%) CSS
5 5 (11.90%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) Web Services
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (9.52%) Vue.js
6 4 (9.52%) WCF
7 3 (7.14%) HTML5
7 3 (7.14%) RESTful
8 2 (4.76%) Middleware
8 2 (4.76%) Universal Windows Platform
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.38%) Blog
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) BDD
3 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (21.43%) DevOps
3 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Project Delivery
4 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 7 (16.67%) MVC
5 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.90%) TDD
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (7.14%) Blue-Green Deployment
9 3 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 3 (7.14%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) C#
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) Python
5 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.14%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.38%) C
8 1 (2.38%) Java
8 1 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Ansible
1 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.14%) Prometheus
2 3 (7.14%) Rancher
2 3 (7.14%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) Perfmon
3 1 (2.38%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Splunk
2 3 (7.14%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.38%) Databricks
3 1 (2.38%) Novell