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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.13% 1.23% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.00% 12.17% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £350 £281 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £322 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
150 115 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.77% 10.10% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 84 38
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
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 26 September 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 +9 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Chester +5 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Workflow
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) CRM
5 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (33.33%) Business Development
6 4 (26.67%) Data Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (20.00%) Publishing
7 3 (20.00%) WinForms
7 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 3 (20.00%) User Stories
8 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (13.33%) ReSharper
8 2 (13.33%) MVC
8 2 (13.33%) HTML

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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) ReSharper
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) CRM Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Report Developer
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.67%) DBA
6 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) WinForms
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Business Development
2 5 (33.33%) CRM
2 5 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft