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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 15 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 34 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.22% 7.85% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.24% 46.58% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 2
Median daily rate £325 £210 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
34 73 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.04% 16.86% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 47 36
Median daily rate £395 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.91% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £480 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -3 4 £278 +32.14% 1
Chorley +1 1 £200 -54.54% 1
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (23.33%) XML
7 7 (23.33%) HTML
7 7 (23.33%) MVC
8 6 (20.00%) WinForms
8 6 (20.00%) Subversion
8 6 (20.00%) ICL
8 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (20.00%) VME
8 6 (20.00%) COBOL
8 6 (20.00%) C
8 6 (20.00%) Tuxedo
8 6 (20.00%) CRM
8 6 (20.00%) Linux
8 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (20.00%) Middleware
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle
9 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 6 (20.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (20.00%) Subversion
3 4 (13.33%) Rational Robot
4 3 (10.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) NUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Middleware Developer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Delphi Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) XML
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (20.00%) Middleware
4 6 (20.00%) WinForms
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (13.33%) WPF
6 3 (10.00%) CSS
6 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (10.00%) HTML5
6 3 (10.00%) XSD
6 3 (10.00%) XSLT
7 2 (6.67%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.67%) LINQ
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) iPad
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
1 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (20.00%) VME
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) AIX
3 3 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) MVC
2 6 (20.00%) CRM
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.67%) OO
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) SOLID
5 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Android Development
6 1 (3.33%) Content Management
6 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) C
4 6 (20.00%) COBOL
5 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) VB
6 3 (10.00%) VB6
7 2 (6.67%) Delphi
7 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) VBScript
8 1 (3.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) ICL
2 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Micro Focus
5 2 (6.67%) Telerik
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
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