The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Liverpool region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.49% 4.27% 2.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 29.17% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate £290 - £325
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 £33.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +29.03%
Development Applications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.43% 14.63% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 19
Average daily rate £290 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £107 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
Visual Studio
Merseyside

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 22 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) SCADA
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) XAML
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) OOD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Telerik
Liverpool
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 22 days ago