Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 134 99
Rank change year-on-year -6 -35 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 51 49 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.02% 1.10% 2.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.23% 5.43% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 61
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +9.97%
10th Percentile £241 £237 £235
90th Percentile £428 £464 £575
England median daily rate £427 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.75% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +233.33% -66.25%
England median hourly rate £43.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.13% -

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 976 902 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 19.55% 20.25% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 657 562
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.29% -1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £310 £299 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £549
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £43.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +230.19% -58.59%
10th Percentile £19.86 £41.38 £10.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.13 £18.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -17 32 £340 +4.62% 44
South Yorkshire -4 9 £341 +154.66% 7
North Yorkshire -3 5 £375 +15.38% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 33 (64.71%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) SQL
2 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (49.02%) .NET
3 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
4 24 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (29.41%) MVC
6 14 (27.45%) Scrum
7 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
7 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
8 12 (23.53%) T-SQL
9 11 (21.57%) Web Services
10 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
11 8 (15.69%) SDLC
11 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
11 8 (15.69%) jQuery
11 8 (15.69%) XML
11 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
11 8 (15.69%) ETL
12 7 (13.73%) CSS
12 7 (13.73%) Windows
12 7 (13.73%) Web Development
12 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
12 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
13 6 (11.76%) REST
13 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (11.76%) TDD
14 5 (9.80%) Automotive
14 5 (9.80%) WinForms
14 5 (9.80%) C

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 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 24 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) MSTest
3 1 (1.96%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.80%) Automotive
2 4 (7.84%) Games
3 3 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (64.71%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) .NET Developer
3 11 (21.57%) C# Developer
4 9 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (17.65%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Control Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) T-SQL Developer
7 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.92%) ETL Developer
9 2 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) .NET
2 11 (21.57%) Web Services
3 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
4 8 (15.69%) jQuery
4 8 (15.69%) XML
5 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
5 7 (13.73%) CSS
6 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (11.76%) REST
7 5 (9.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (9.80%) STL
7 5 (9.80%) WinForms
8 4 (7.84%) Entity Framework
8 4 (7.84%) HTML
9 3 (5.88%) SOAP
10 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.92%) JSON
10 2 (3.92%) Vue.js
10 2 (3.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) MVC
3 14 (27.45%) Scrum
4 8 (15.69%) ETL
4 8 (15.69%) SDLC
4 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
5 7 (13.73%) Web Development
6 6 (11.76%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.84%) Migration
8 4 (7.84%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.88%) Validation
10 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.92%) Data Conversion
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) SQL
3 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.80%) C
5 5 (9.80%) C++
5 5 (9.80%) Embedded C
5 5 (9.80%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) MISRA
1 5 (9.80%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.92%) GDPR
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Ansible
1 1 (1.96%) CFEngine
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix
3 1 (1.96%) Sitecore