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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.71% 3.26% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 36.90% 19.18% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 3
Average daily rate £210 £200 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
84 73 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.90% 16.98% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 13
Average daily rate £308 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 1
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 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
(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
Preston +4 13 £210 +5.00% 3
Blackpool - 3 £285 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £308 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 55 (67.07%) C#
2 51 (62.20%) SQL Server
3 47 (57.32%) .NET
4 37 (45.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (42.68%) ASP.NET
6 24 (29.27%) HTML
7 23 (28.05%) Windows
8 22 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
10 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
11 18 (21.95%) HTML5
11 18 (21.95%) Eclipse
12 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
12 17 (20.73%) jQuery
13 16 (19.51%) Node.js
13 16 (19.51%) VB
14 15 (18.29%) SQL
14 15 (18.29%) CSS
14 15 (18.29%) XML
14 15 (18.29%) Git (software)
14 15 (18.29%) AngularJS
14 15 (18.29%) Front End Development
15 14 (17.07%) Jenkins
15 14 (17.07%) VB.NET
16 13 (15.85%) C++
16 13 (15.85%) Oracle
16 13 (15.85%) Oracle Database
17 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
18 11 (13.41%) XSD
19 10 (12.20%) Linux

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (19.51%) Node.js
2 6 (7.32%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) IIS
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.88%) Tuxedo
4 2 (2.44%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) Internet
1 6 (7.32%) SMTP
2 5 (6.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (62.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (45.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.85%) Oracle Database
4 10 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (12.20%) OLAP
4 10 (12.20%) OLAP Cube
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (10.98%) OLTP
6 8 (9.76%) RDBMS
6 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
7 5 (6.10%) MySQL
7 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.10%) SQLite
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (21.95%) Eclipse
3 15 (18.29%) Git (software)
4 14 (17.07%) Jenkins
5 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (10.98%) Bower
6 9 (10.98%) Subversion
7 8 (9.76%) GitLab
7 8 (9.76%) Grunt
7 8 (9.76%) Jasmine
7 8 (9.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (9.76%) Protractor
7 8 (9.76%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (9.76%) Sublime Text
7 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio Code
8 6 (7.32%) JUnit
8 6 (7.32%) NUnit
8 6 (7.32%) PHPUnit
9 5 (6.10%) ClearCase
10 3 (3.66%) Rational Robot
General
1 3 (3.66%) Finance
1 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Military
3 1 (1.22%) Avionics
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (82.93%) Developer
2 28 (34.15%) C# Developer
3 22 (26.83%) .NET Developer
4 17 (20.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Business Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Digital Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Programmer
11 3 (3.66%) Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) VB Developer
12 2 (2.44%) SQL Developer
12 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Developer
12 2 (2.44%) Support Engineer
12 2 (2.44%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (57.32%) .NET
2 35 (42.68%) ASP.NET
3 24 (29.27%) HTML
4 18 (21.95%) HTML5
5 17 (20.73%) jQuery
6 15 (18.29%) AngularJS
6 15 (18.29%) CSS
6 15 (18.29%) XML
7 11 (13.41%) XSD
8 8 (9.76%) SAML
8 8 (9.76%) SOAP
8 8 (9.76%) WSDL
9 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (8.54%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
10 6 (7.32%) CAML
10 6 (7.32%) Web Services
11 5 (6.10%) LAMP
11 5 (6.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 8 (9.76%) Unix
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.32%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.88%) VME
7 1 (1.22%) AIX
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Front End Development
2 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
2 10 (12.20%) Dimensional Modelling
2 10 (12.20%) Kimball Methodology
2 10 (12.20%) MVC
2 10 (12.20%) Performance Analysis
3 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
4 8 (9.76%) System Testing
4 8 (9.76%) TDD
5 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (7.32%) ITIL
5 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.32%) UML
6 5 (6.10%) Data Management
6 5 (6.10%) OO
6 5 (6.10%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (6.10%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (67.07%) C#
2 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.51%) VB
4 15 (18.29%) SQL
5 14 (17.07%) VB.NET
6 13 (15.85%) C++
7 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
8 9 (10.98%) C
8 9 (10.98%) Java
9 8 (9.76%) ES6
9 8 (9.76%) VB6
10 6 (7.32%) FQL
10 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
11 5 (6.10%) PHP
11 5 (6.10%) Python
11 5 (6.10%) Ruby
11 5 (6.10%) VBA
11 5 (6.10%) VBScript
12 4 (4.88%) COBOL
12 4 (4.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) HND
5 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.32%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.76%) IBM
4 4 (4.88%) ICL
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.44%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.22%) DevExpress
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago