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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 30 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.38% 1.29% 3.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 11.54% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £388 - £415
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +24.03%

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
40 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.88% 11.21% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 8
Median daily rate £405 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Liverpool 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 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 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) SOA
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (27.27%) WCF
5 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Dell
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 3 (27.27%) UML
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) J2EE
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) OLAP
2 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (9.09%) OLTP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (27.27%) CRM Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Head of Development
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) WF
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) BPEL
4 2 (18.18%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Dell
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle