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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 1.97% 1.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.19% 18.39% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £267
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +44.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £453 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
139 87 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.96% 10.73% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 34 25
Average daily rate £375 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £443 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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
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 24 April 2015. 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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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
Chester -1 2 £325 -18.23%
Crewe - 2 £225 - 2
Warrington - 2 £325 - 6
Ellesmere Port - 1 £288 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 24 (96.00%) C#
2 20 (80.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (60.00%) HTML
4 14 (56.00%) Web Services
4 14 (56.00%) jQuery
5 13 (52.00%) CSS
5 13 (52.00%) MVC
6 12 (48.00%) Windows
6 12 (48.00%) LINQ
7 11 (44.00%) SQL
7 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (32.00%) OO
11 7 (28.00%) NUnit
11 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (24.00%) RESTful
12 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (24.00%) Web Development
12 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
12 6 (24.00%) XML
13 5 (20.00%) Scrum
13 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 5 (20.00%) Entity Framework
13 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
1 1 (4.00%) GPRS
1 1 (4.00%) UMTS
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (12.00%) SQLite
5 2 (8.00%) MySQL
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.00%) MS Access
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) NUnit
2 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.00%) Subversion
4 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.00%) FxCop
4 3 (12.00%) StyleCop
4 3 (12.00%) Moq
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) VisualSVN
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 12 (48.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (32.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.00%) VBA Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Access Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) HTML
3 14 (56.00%) Web Services
3 14 (56.00%) jQuery
4 13 (52.00%) CSS
5 12 (48.00%) LINQ
6 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (24.00%) RESTful
9 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (24.00%) XML
10 5 (20.00%) Entity Framework
10 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (16.00%) WCF
12 3 (12.00%) Classic ASP
12 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (12.00%) Ninject
13 2 (8.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Tandem
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (4.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) MVC
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) OO
4 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Web Development
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) UML
9 1 (4.00%) Migration
9 1 (4.00%) CRM
9 1 (4.00%) Project Management
9 1 (4.00%) MVVM
9 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.00%) Cash Management
9 1 (4.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
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