The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.98% 1.55% 9.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.89% 14.29% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£415 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -5.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Development Applications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.23% 10.85% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Liverpool region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Liverpool region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Visual Studio
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) OOP
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) IIS
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) XQuery
1 7 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) XPath
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) REST
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) Web Application Development
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) MSMQ
2 6 (85.71%) MQSeries
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 7 (100.00%) IIS
1 7 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (85.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
1 7 (100.00%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) MSMQ
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) OOP
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) XQuery
1 7 (100.00%) XPath
2 6 (85.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
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