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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.40% 1.40% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.34% 13.92% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
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£295 £325 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +113.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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 79 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.34% 10.03% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 24
Average daily rate £320 £356 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Chester +8 1 £325 -10.34% 4
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Warrington - - - - 6
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (87.50%) .NET
3 17 (70.83%) MVC
4 16 (66.67%) HTML
4 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 16 (66.67%) CSS
5 14 (58.33%) LINQ
6 13 (54.17%) Web Services
7 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (45.83%) jQuery
8 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
8 10 (41.67%) SQL
9 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
10 8 (33.33%) TDD
10 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 7 (29.17%) Windows
11 7 (29.17%) OO
12 6 (25.00%) NUnit
12 6 (25.00%) Scrum
12 6 (25.00%) Ajax
12 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
12 6 (25.00%) Web Development
12 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
13 5 (20.83%) RESTful
13 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
13 5 (20.83%) JSON

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) GPRS
1 1 (4.17%) UMTS
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (12.50%) SQLite
5 2 (8.33%) MySQL
6 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) NUnit
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) FxCop
4 3 (12.50%) StyleCop
4 3 (12.50%) Moq
4 3 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) T4 Templates
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 14 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (29.17%) C# Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) HTML
2 16 (66.67%) CSS
3 14 (58.33%) LINQ
4 13 (54.17%) Web Services
5 11 (45.83%) jQuery
6 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (25.00%) Ajax
9 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
10 5 (20.83%) RESTful
10 5 (20.83%) JSON
10 5 (20.83%) XML
11 4 (16.67%) WCF
11 4 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (16.67%) CSS3
12 3 (12.50%) HTML5
12 3 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) MVC
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (12.50%) Refactoring
7 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (8.33%) UML
9 1 (4.17%) Coaching
9 1 (4.17%) MVVM
9 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg.
Posted: 19 days ago