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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.42% 0.75% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.22% 5.56% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £363 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
18 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.38% 13.53% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 6
Average daily rate £405 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £303 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £380 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £41.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Access
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Publishing
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Delphi
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (42.86%) WPF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) Delphi
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft