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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.28% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.65% 4.08% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.27 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +17.03%
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
62 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.96% 10.77% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 32
Median daily rate £356 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +59.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

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
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 5 May 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
Preston +8 5 - - 1
Blackpool - 3 £300 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 £300 - 1
Blackburn - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 33 (66.00%) C#
2 22 (44.00%) .NET
3 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (36.00%) Windows
4 16 (32.00%) C++
5 13 (26.00%) Oracle
5 13 (26.00%) XML
5 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
6 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (20.00%) Eclipse
7 10 (20.00%) Linux
8 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.00%) Subversion
8 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (16.00%) ICL
9 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.00%) VME
9 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (16.00%) OO
9 8 (16.00%) COBOL
9 8 (16.00%) C
9 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
9 8 (16.00%) IBM
9 8 (16.00%) Tuxedo
9 8 (16.00%) Unix
9 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
9 8 (16.00%) Middleware
9 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
9 8 (16.00%) Rational DOORS

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 8 (16.00%) Tuxedo
2 6 (12.00%) TPMS
3 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 9 (18.00%) Subversion
3 8 (16.00%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.00%) Rational Robot
7 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.00%) JUnit
7 2 (4.00%) NUnit
7 2 (4.00%) PHPUnit
7 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
8 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (2.00%) Bower
8 1 (2.00%) gulp
8 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
8 1 (2.00%) JIRA
8 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.00%) NuGet
General
1 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Avionics
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (82.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Software Developer
4 11 (22.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Database Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Database Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) C Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (2.00%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.00%) CRM Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) .NET
2 13 (26.00%) XML
3 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (16.00%) Middleware
5 5 (10.00%) WinForms
5 5 (10.00%) WPF
6 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.00%) jQuery
7 3 (6.00%) XSD
7 3 (6.00%) XSLT
8 2 (4.00%) HTML
8 2 (4.00%) HTML5
8 2 (4.00%) Web Services
9 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.00%) CAML
9 1 (2.00%) CSS
9 1 (2.00%) CSS3
9 1 (2.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
3 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (16.00%) Unix
3 8 (16.00%) VME
4 5 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (16.00%) OO
3 7 (14.00%) Requirements Management
4 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.00%) TDD
6 3 (6.00%) UML
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.00%) CRM
7 2 (4.00%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (4.00%) SDLC
7 2 (4.00%) SOLID
7 2 (4.00%) Web Development
8 1 (2.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) C#
2 16 (32.00%) C++
3 8 (16.00%) C
3 8 (16.00%) COBOL
4 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.00%) VC++
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 5 (10.00%) VB
7 4 (8.00%) Java
8 3 (6.00%) VB6
9 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.00%) Ada
10 1 (2.00%) FQL
10 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle
2 8 (16.00%) IBM
2 8 (16.00%) ICL
2 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (12.00%) Micro Focus
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) DevExpress
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