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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 0 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.67% - 6.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 31.67% - 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 13
Average daily rate
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£425 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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
60 54 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.91% 12.56% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 28
Average daily rate £353 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 11 £425 -
Preston - 5 £600 -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £338 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (57.14%) SQL
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
3 8 (38.10%) LoadRunner
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) QA
3 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (38.10%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (38.10%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (28.57%) Data Structures
6 5 (23.81%) ETL Development
6 5 (23.81%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
1 8 (38.10%) LoadRunner
1 8 (38.10%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (14.29%) LoadUI
2 3 (14.29%) JMeter
2 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (4.76%) MDX
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (28.57%) Data Structures
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.76%) Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
1 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) ETL
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) ETL Development
5 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Data Management
6 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (14.29%) VB
5 2 (9.52%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (19.05%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft