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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.18% - 4.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.05% - 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 10
Average daily rate
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£428 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
118 58 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.74% 14.50% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 33 20
Average daily rate £408 £336 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.18% +10.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 - 21 £425 - 2
Preston - 7 £600 - 3
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 17 (38.64%) jQuery
4 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 16 (36.36%) Windows
5 15 (34.09%) HTML
6 14 (31.82%) C#
6 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 13 (29.55%) T-SQL
7 13 (29.55%) CSS
7 13 (29.55%) Data Modelling
7 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (29.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 12 (27.27%) UNIX
8 12 (27.27%) Eclipse
8 12 (27.27%) .NET
8 12 (27.27%) Linux
9 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
10 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
11 9 (20.45%) Oracle
11 9 (20.45%) XML
11 9 (20.45%) Java
11 9 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (20.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (18.18%) System Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (18.18%) Node.js
2 4 (9.09%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) Apache
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) SMTP
1 4 (9.09%) HTTP
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (15.91%) OLAP
5 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (15.91%) OLAP Cube
6 6 (13.64%) OLTP
7 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
8 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
8 4 (9.09%) MySQL
8 4 (9.09%) SQLite
8 4 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
9 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
10 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.18%) Grunt
2 8 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
2 8 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (18.18%) Jasmine
2 8 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 8 (18.18%) Sublime Text
2 8 (18.18%) Bower
2 8 (18.18%) GitLab
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.09%) PHPUnit
4 4 (9.09%) JUnit
4 4 (9.09%) NUnit
4 4 (9.09%) Subversion
5 3 (6.82%) LoadUI
5 3 (6.82%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (6.82%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Business Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Tester
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) jQuery
2 15 (34.09%) HTML
3 13 (29.55%) CSS
4 12 (27.27%) .NET
5 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 9 (20.45%) XML
6 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.18%) XSD
7 8 (18.18%) WSDL
7 8 (18.18%) SAML
7 8 (18.18%) SOAP
8 7 (15.91%) Web Services
8 7 (15.91%) HTML5
9 4 (9.09%) CAML
9 4 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (9.09%) Django
10 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
10 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (2.27%) MDX
10 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.18%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.82%) Statistics
6 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.27%) Replication
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Data Modelling
2 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 8 (18.18%) System Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
3 8 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (15.91%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
4 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
4 7 (15.91%) Dimensional Modelling
4 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
4 7 (15.91%) Data Management
5 6 (13.64%) TDD
5 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.36%) ETL
6 5 (11.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.82%) C#
3 13 (29.55%) T-SQL
4 9 (20.45%) Java
5 8 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 7 (15.91%) VB
7 5 (11.36%) VBScript
8 4 (9.09%) PHP
8 4 (9.09%) C
8 4 (9.09%) C++
8 4 (9.09%) VBA
8 4 (9.09%) Python
8 4 (9.09%) Ruby
8 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 4 (9.09%) FQL
9 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) HND
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.09%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (6.82%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
Preston
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
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Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £250.00 - £450.00 per day
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