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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.19% 5.13% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.43% 33.33% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £225 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%

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
14 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.89% 15.38% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 12
Median daily rate £350 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
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