The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.34% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.48% 2.33% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £260 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
Visual Studio
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Development Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
67 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 29.91% 20.57% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 12
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £340 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Chester region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Chester region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) XAML
2 4 (50.00%) Publishing
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) WPF
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (50.00%) CSS3
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Report Developer
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) ASP Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (25.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) CSS3
1 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) HTML5
1 4 (50.00%) jQuery
1 4 (50.00%) WPF
1 4 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (50.00%) XAML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript