The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 36 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.36% 7.89% -
As % of the Development Applications category 40.48% 31.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 0
Median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
Visual Studio
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
42 116 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.25% 25.44% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 80 30
Median daily rate £410 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +3 4 £415 -
Preston +2 3 £325 -45.83%
Lytham St Annes -3 2 £432 +28.00%
Chorley - 1 £245 - 2
Skelmersdale - 1 £250 - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (53.33%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (36.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (33.33%) .NET
5 9 (30.00%) CRM
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (23.33%) Subversion
6 7 (23.33%) ICL
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (23.33%) Middleware
6 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
6 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 7 (23.33%) C
6 7 (23.33%) Java
6 7 (23.33%) C++
6 7 (23.33%) COBOL
6 7 (23.33%) Tuxedo
6 7 (23.33%) VME
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (20.00%) XML
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) iPad
8 4 (13.33%) Micro Focus
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (13.33%) Unix
8 4 (13.33%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) Tuxedo
2 2 (6.67%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
2 7 (23.33%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (90.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C Developer
5 3 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Lead Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.33%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) Middleware
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.33%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (6.67%) HTML5
6 2 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) iPad
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
1 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (23.33%) VME
2 4 (13.33%) AIX
2 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) CRM
2 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (10.00%) MVC
3 3 (10.00%) OO
3 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (6.67%) SDLC
4 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (3.33%) Android Development
5 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) C
3 7 (23.33%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) COBOL
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) VC++
6 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) ICL
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.33%) Micro Focus
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Telerik