The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.29% 5.63% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £344 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £280 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £320 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
Visual Studio
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
140 142 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.89% 13.16% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 94 29
Median daily rate £413 £380 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £301 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (42.11%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) HTML
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) CSS
6 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 5 (26.32%) MVC
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (26.32%) Business Development
7 5 (26.32%) Workflow
7 5 (26.32%) CRM
7 5 (26.32%) jQuery
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) HTML5
8 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (21.05%) CSS3
8 4 (21.05%) WPF
8 4 (21.05%) Data Integration
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
3 2 (10.53%) CMake
3 2 (10.53%) Gradle
3 2 (10.53%) InstallShield
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Mercurial
3 2 (10.53%) ReSharper
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.53%) TestComplete
3 2 (10.53%) WiX
General
1 3 (15.79%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) CRM Developer
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Report Developer
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Build Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) CSS3
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) WPF
6 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) XML
7 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
7 2 (10.53%) WinForms
8 1 (5.26%) Ajax
8 1 (5.26%) CAML
8 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Business Development
2 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 5 (26.32%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (15.79%) User Stories
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Typography
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C++
4 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) VB
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) XAML
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) VMware