Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 103 77
Rank change year-on-year -33 -26 +27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 47 108 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.06% 2.00% 2.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.19% 12.07% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 103
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +13.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £236 £235 £258
90th Percentile £495 £579 £448
England median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.86% -2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £43.13 £13.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +219.44% -68.24% -
10th Percentile £40.81 £12.90 £38.00
90th Percentile £46.94 £13.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 905 895 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.36% 16.58% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 580 702
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.79% +6.62%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £270
90th Percentile £534 £535 £518
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.81% -66.25% +14.51%
10th Percentile £40.75 £12.98 £21.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £20.85 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 -8 34 £325 -18.75% 27
North Yorkshire -17 6 £345 -8.00%
South Yorkshire +10 2 £134 -55.33% 2
East Yorkshire - 1 £380 - 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 28 (59.57%) .NET
3 27 (57.45%) C#
4 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
5 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
6 21 (44.68%) T-SQL
7 16 (34.04%) E-Commerce
8 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (21.28%) MVC
12 9 (19.15%) HTML
12 9 (19.15%) CSS
12 9 (19.15%) JIRA
13 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
14 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
15 6 (12.77%) Finance
15 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
15 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
15 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
15 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (10.64%) SDLC
16 5 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
16 5 (10.64%) Web Testing
16 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
16 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
16 5 (10.64%) SOAP
17 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner

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 (2.13%) CMS
1 1 (2.13%) IIS
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (27.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) JIRA
2 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.51%) Gatling
4 4 (8.51%) JMeter
4 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.51%) Maven
4 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.13%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.13%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Developer
2 24 (51.06%) .NET Developer
3 17 (36.17%) C# Developer
4 15 (31.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (29.79%) SQL Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Analyst
6 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
7 7 (14.89%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
8 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (12.77%) T-SQL Developer
9 5 (10.64%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (10.64%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 5 (10.64%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (10.64%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Senior SQL Developer
10 4 (8.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (59.57%) .NET
2 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) HTML
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
5 5 (10.64%) SOAP
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
6 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.51%) Spring
6 4 (8.51%) WCF
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.38%) HTML5
7 3 (6.38%) Web Services
8 2 (4.26%) CSS3
8 2 (4.26%) WinForms
8 2 (4.26%) XML
9 1 (2.13%) REST
9 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) E-Commerce
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) MVC
4 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.64%) SDLC
5 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.64%) Web Testing
6 4 (8.51%) CRM
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.38%) ERP
7 3 (6.38%) Web Development
8 2 (4.26%) BDD
8 2 (4.26%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Migration
8 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Open Source
8 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 27 (57.45%) C#
3 21 (44.68%) T-SQL
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ISEB
1 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.26%) Telerik