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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 91 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 2.41% 2.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.35% 13.28% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 32
Median daily rate £344 £325 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £398 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
252 354 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.22% 18.14% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 188 147
Median daily rate £400 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Altrincham -1 1 £325 - 1
Bolton -3 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 26 (74.29%) C#
2 24 (68.57%) .NET
3 20 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) MVC
5 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (31.43%) HTML
7 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 10 (28.57%) jQuery
7 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (25.71%) CSS
8 9 (25.71%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (17.14%) HTML5
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (14.29%) TDD
11 5 (14.29%) Selenium
11 5 (14.29%) C++
11 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ

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 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.71%) Redis
6 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.86%) MS Access
7 1 (2.86%) Power BI
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Anywhere
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.29%) Selenium
3 3 (8.57%) MSI
3 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.71%) MorphX
4 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.86%) gulp
5 1 (2.86%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) CRM Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (5.71%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (68.57%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) HTML
3 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 10 (28.57%) jQuery
4 9 (25.71%) CSS
5 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (17.14%) HTML5
7 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (11.43%) WCF
8 4 (11.43%) Web Services
8 4 (11.43%) XML
9 3 (8.57%) Ajax
9 3 (8.57%) CSS3
10 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
10 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (5.71%) Backbone.js
10 2 (5.71%) JSON
10 2 (5.71%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.86%) iPad
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) MVC
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.29%) TDD
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.57%) BDD
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) ERP
6 3 (8.57%) OOP
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
6 3 (8.57%) SOLID
6 3 (8.57%) Web Development
6 3 (8.57%) Workflow
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) CRM
7 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (25.71%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
5 5 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (8.57%) VB
6 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.71%) VB6
7 2 (5.71%) X++
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) MCP
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
1 1 (2.86%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Facebook
3 1 (2.86%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.86%) Nintex
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Telerik
3 1 (2.86%) Twitter