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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 54 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.09% 0.55% 1.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.46% 7.14% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 9
Average daily rate
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£305 £300 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £280 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
97 70 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.51% 7.73% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 26
Average daily rate £325 £340 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £38.22 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% -12.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
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 28 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Knutsford - 3 £298 -
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Warrington - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Chester - - - - 3
Crewe - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 23 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (86.96%) .NET
3 16 (69.57%) MVC
4 15 (65.22%) HTML
4 15 (65.22%) CSS
5 14 (60.87%) LINQ
6 13 (56.52%) Web Services
6 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
7 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
9 9 (39.13%) jQuery
9 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
9 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
9 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (34.78%) SQL
11 7 (30.43%) OO
11 7 (30.43%) TDD
11 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (26.09%) NUnit
12 6 (26.09%) Ajax
12 6 (26.09%) Windows
12 6 (26.09%) Scrum
13 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
13 5 (21.74%) JSON
13 5 (21.74%) NHibernate
13 5 (21.74%) WCF
13 5 (21.74%) RESTful
14 4 (17.39%) Test Automation

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (13.04%) SQLite
5 2 (8.70%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) NUnit
2 4 (17.39%) FxCop
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) StyleCop
3 3 (13.04%) Moq
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.35%) T4 Templates
5 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 15 (65.22%) CSS
3 14 (60.87%) LINQ
4 13 (56.52%) Web Services
5 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
6 9 (39.13%) jQuery
6 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
6 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (26.09%) Ajax
9 5 (21.74%) JSON
9 5 (21.74%) NHibernate
9 5 (21.74%) WCF
9 5 (21.74%) RESTful
10 4 (17.39%) CSS3
10 4 (17.39%) XML
11 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (13.04%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) MVC
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) OO
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Web Development
6 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) UML
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.35%) Project Management
8 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg
Posted: 18 hours ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago