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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% 2.44% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.82% 26.19% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £630 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
68 84 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.70% 9.32% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 49
Average daily rate £320 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £40.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -21.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.93 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £47.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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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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 +12 3 £313 - 7
Warrington -14 1 - - 2
Macclesfield - 1 £275 - 3
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Crewe - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Ajax
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (26.67%) NHibernate
7 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (26.67%) JSON
7 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (20.00%) WCF
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) FxCop
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (6.67%) T4 Templates
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Report Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) Ajax
4 4 (26.67%) NHibernate
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) JSON
5 3 (20.00%) WCF
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
6 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET
6 2 (13.33%) LINQ
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) MVC
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) OOP
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
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