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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 21 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.45% 0.93% -
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£294 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.04% 14.42% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 1
Average daily rate £313 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -10.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -16.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) FxCop
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) T4 Templates
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (25.00%) FxCop
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
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