The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
North West / Manchester
Rank 75 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 59 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.12% 3.08% 2.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.73% 16.57% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 30
Median daily rate £363 £331 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.59% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
223 356 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.58% 18.58% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 206 140
Median daily rate £375 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Median hourly rate £51.00 £31.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton 0 1 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (26.67%) MVC
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (20.00%) HTML
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.67%) C++
10 5 (16.67%) Web Services
10 5 (16.67%) XML
10 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.67%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (16.67%) Selenium
11 4 (13.33%) jQuery
11 4 (13.33%) TDD
11 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
11 4 (13.33%) Linux

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.33%) MS Access
7 1 (3.33%) Power BI
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Anywhere
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) MSI
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) gulp
5 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.33%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Graduate
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) Web Services
4 5 (16.67%) XML
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (13.33%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) jQuery
6 3 (10.00%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (6.67%) LINQ
7 2 (6.67%) Node.js
7 2 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (3.33%) CSS3
8 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) MVC
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) BDD
5 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) User Stories
6 3 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Usability Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (10.00%) VB
6 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (6.67%) VB6
8 1 (3.33%) C
8 1 (3.33%) Scala
8 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
1 1 (3.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.33%) Nintex
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Telerik
3 1 (3.33%) Wonderware