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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.65% 1.86% 3.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 13.64% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
39 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.49% 13.66% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 13
Median daily rate £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Publishing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing

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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Report Developer
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL