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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 57 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.17% 0.19% 3.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.62% 1.89% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£325 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
58 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.62% 10.11% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 18
Average daily rate £350 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -38.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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
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 29 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 £325 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £338 -
Preston +6 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (70.59%) HTML
1 12 (70.59%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) HTML5
2 11 (64.71%) CSS3
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
4 9 (52.94%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) MVC
5 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (47.06%) Umbraco
5 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle
5 8 (47.06%) Classic ASP
5 8 (47.06%) PhoneGap
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
6 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
8 3 (17.65%) jQuery
8 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) UNIX
8 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (47.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Fireworks
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.88%) Doxygen
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
1 3 (17.65%) Facilita Forecast
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Web Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) HTML
1 12 (70.59%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) HTML5
2 11 (64.71%) CSS3
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) Classic ASP
4 8 (47.06%) PhoneGap
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) Sass
6 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) QMS
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) RAD
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft