The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 1.97% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.00% 22.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
50 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.29% 8.67% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 48
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £40.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northwich - 4 £425 -
Warrington -19 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Runcorn - - - - 2
Alderley Edge - - - -
Chester - - - - 3
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 19 (86.36%) C#
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 17 (77.27%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) CSS
3 15 (68.18%) MVC
4 14 (63.64%) JavaScript
5 13 (59.09%) SQL
5 13 (59.09%) TDD
6 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (50.00%) HTML5
7 11 (50.00%) CSS3
8 10 (45.45%) User Stories
8 10 (45.45%) T-SQL
8 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
8 10 (45.45%) Scrum
9 9 (40.91%) Pair Programming
9 9 (40.91%) Refactoring
9 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (36.36%) JSON
10 8 (36.36%) LINQ
10 8 (36.36%) jQuery
10 8 (36.36%) Ajax
10 8 (36.36%) NHibernate
10 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
11 7 (31.82%) Finance
12 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
13 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (18.18%) Test Automation

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Fireworks
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Moq
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Report Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 17 (77.27%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) CSS
4 11 (50.00%) HTML5
4 11 (50.00%) CSS3
4 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (36.36%) Ajax
5 8 (36.36%) NHibernate
5 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 8 (36.36%) JSON
5 8 (36.36%) LINQ
5 8 (36.36%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (4.55%) Web Services
8 1 (4.55%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) WCF
8 1 (4.55%) WPF
8 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) MVC
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) User Stories
5 9 (40.91%) Refactoring
5 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (40.91%) Pair Programming
6 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.64%) ETL
8 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Data Management
9 2 (9.09%) Document Management
9 2 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow
10 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.55%) Change Management
10 1 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe