Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 126 112
Rank change year-on-year -16 -14 -39
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 60 54 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.22% 1.27% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.48% 6.30% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 48
Yorkshire median daily rate £330 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £235 £239 £234
90th Percentile £435 £475 £588
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £29.38 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.28% +117.59% -66.25%
England median hourly rate £41.88 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year +1.52% +8.55% -3.18%

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 1,095 857 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 22.21% 20.20% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 619 642
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £304
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £29.38 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.28% +117.59% -61.43%
10th Percentile £19.98 £19.59 £12.98
90th Percentile £49.63 £39.46 £20.85
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -20 41 £325 - 28
North Yorkshire +4 10 £384 +11.23% 8
South Yorkshire +5 3 £286 +28.94% 15
East Yorkshire +3 1 £425 +11.84% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 41 (68.33%) C#
2 35 (58.33%) .NET
3 28 (46.67%) SQL
4 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (40.00%) MVC
6 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
7 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 20 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
9 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
10 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (23.33%) Entity Framework
12 13 (21.67%) Scrum
13 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 11 (18.33%) Automotive
14 11 (18.33%) HTML
14 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
15 10 (16.67%) T-SQL
15 10 (16.67%) XML
16 9 (15.00%) CSS
17 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (13.33%) TDD
17 8 (13.33%) ETL
17 8 (13.33%) Windows
18 7 (11.67%) Python
18 7 (11.67%) C++
18 7 (11.67%) jQuery
19 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
19 6 (10.00%) Test Automation

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 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) SaaS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) SMS
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Power BI
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.67%) MySQL
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.67%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.33%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.67%) FxCop
4 1 (1.67%) MorphX
4 1 (1.67%) MSTest
4 1 (1.67%) StyleCop
General
1 11 (18.33%) Automotive
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (58.33%) Developer
2 18 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 10 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.00%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Control Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Tester
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (58.33%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (23.33%) Entity Framework
5 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (18.33%) HTML
6 10 (16.67%) XML
7 9 (15.00%) CSS
8 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (11.67%) jQuery
10 6 (10.00%) Web Services
11 5 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (8.33%) STL
11 5 (8.33%) WCF
12 4 (6.67%) .NET Core
12 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.67%) REST
12 4 (6.67%) WinForms
13 2 (3.33%) LINQ
13 2 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) MVC
3 13 (21.67%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.33%) ETL
5 8 (13.33%) TDD
6 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.33%) BDD
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.33%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.67%) SDLC
9 3 (5.00%) CRM
9 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.00%) Migration
9 3 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.00%) Web Development
10 2 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 41 (68.33%) C#
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.67%) C++
5 7 (11.67%) Python
6 5 (8.33%) C
6 5 (8.33%) Embedded C
7 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) Java
9 1 (1.67%) X++
9 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) MISRA
1 5 (8.33%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
1 2 (3.33%) SCOM
1 2 (3.33%) SCOrch
1 2 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) MuleSoft
2 4 (6.67%) webMethods
3 2 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix
4 1 (1.67%) ConnectWise
4 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle