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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.14% 1.39% 2.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.96% 10.29% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 11
Median daily rate £376 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £493 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
108 136 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.51% 13.48% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 93 51
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Warrington +3 6 £400 +32.23% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £376 - 1
Chester +2 1 - - 1
Macclesfield 0 1 £300 -6.25%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 17 (85.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) .NET
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (35.00%) Workflow
6 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) CRM
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (30.00%) Business Development
7 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (25.00%) Data Integration
8 5 (25.00%) WPF
9 4 (20.00%) MVC
9 4 (20.00%) WinForms
9 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) User Stories
9 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
10 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
10 3 (15.00%) CSS
10 3 (15.00%) SQL

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 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) NAS
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (30.00%) CRM Developer
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (25.00%) WPF
4 4 (20.00%) WinForms
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (10.00%) jQuery
6 2 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
7 1 (5.00%) Web Services
7 1 (5.00%) WF
7 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Workflow
3 6 (30.00%) Business Development
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (20.00%) User Stories
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) Typography
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) X++
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VB6
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) VMware GSX
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) MOM
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) NetApp
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Xilinx
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
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