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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.41% 0.75% 1.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.82% 11.76% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Average daily rate
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- £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
142 51 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.53% 6.40% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 27 32
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) jQuery
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) C++
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) CSS
7 4 (26.67%) MVC
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Web Development
8 3 (20.00%) Classic ASP
8 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (13.33%) DHTML
9 2 (13.33%) VB
9 2 (13.33%) XML
9 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 2 (13.33%) Scrum
9 2 (13.33%) Automotive

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ATM
1 1 (6.67%) GPRS
1 1 (6.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) MS Access
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) InstallShield
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) VisualSVN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Access Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VBA Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) Classic ASP
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) DHTML
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (13.33%) Ajax
5 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) MVC
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) MVVM
4 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (6.67%) Cash Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (13.33%) VB
7 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.67%) VBA
7 1 (6.67%) VBScript
7 1 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore