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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.77% 0.64% 1.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.00% 5.71% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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
50 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.89% 11.25% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 9
Average daily rate £400 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £460 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +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
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 27 March 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
Preston +4 2 £200 -38.46% 2
Blackburn - 1 £275 - 1
Blackpool - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
1 13 (92.86%) HTML5
1 13 (92.86%) CSS3
2 10 (71.43%) PhoneGap
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (71.43%) Umbraco
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) Classic ASP
2 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 10 (71.43%) PL/SQL
2 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) MVC
2 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
4 3 (21.43%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (21.43%) Fireworks
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (21.43%) Sass
4 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (71.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
1 3 (21.43%) Fireworks
2 1 (7.14%) Doxygen
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Web Designer
1 3 (21.43%) Designer
2 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) HTML5
1 13 (92.86%) CSS3
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 10 (71.43%) PhoneGap
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) Classic ASP
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) Sass
4 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) QMS
2 1 (7.14%) UML
2 1 (7.14%) OO
2 1 (7.14%) RAD
2 1 (7.14%) OOD
2 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 10 (71.43%) PL/SQL
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft