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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.49% 2.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.52% 6.35% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Average daily rate
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£288 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £293 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £433 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
133 63 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.16% 7.77% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 31 39
Average daily rate £380 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £35.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -10.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 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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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
Warrington -13 4 £300 - 5
Chester - 1 £288 - 5
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (76.47%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (23.53%) jQuery
7 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) IIS
7 4 (23.53%) C++
8 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 3 (17.65%) CSS
8 3 (17.65%) Web Services
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (17.65%) MVC
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.88%) MS Access
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) VisualSVN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Applications Support
2 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.76%) WPF
5 2 (11.76%) DHTML
5 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
5 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware
5 2 (11.76%) Ajax
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.88%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) C++
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
6 2 (11.76%) VB
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) VBA
7 1 (5.88%) VBScript
7 1 (5.88%) Java
7 1 (5.88%) C
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
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