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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 0.75% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.47% 4.32% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
Median daily rate £313 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £350 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £370 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +23.07%

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
95 162 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.77% 17.36% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 94 58
Median daily rate £413 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -49.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 - 4 £338 - 2
Chester +6 3 £225 -37.93% 2
Crewe - 1 £313 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 16 (76.19%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
3 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
5 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (28.57%) MVC
7 6 (28.57%) WPF
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) WinForms
8 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) CSS
8 4 (19.05%) HTML
8 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (19.05%) ETL
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (14.29%) jQuery
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (9.52%) VB6
10 2 (9.52%) Ajax
10 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (9.52%) Migration

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 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) NAS
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
3 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 6 (28.57%) WPF
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) WinForms
6 3 (14.29%) jQuery
7 2 (9.52%) Ajax
7 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
7 2 (9.52%) XML
8 1 (4.76%) JSON
8 1 (4.76%) WCF
8 1 (4.76%) Web Services
8 1 (4.76%) WF
8 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) ETL
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Business Development
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.52%) COBOL
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.52%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) VB6
4 2 (9.52%) VBScript
4 2 (9.52%) X++
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) VMware GSX
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) MOM
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
1 2 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) NetApp
2 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.76%) Xilinx
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 12 days ago