The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 18 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 55 75
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.54% 1.87% 1.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.48% 18.37% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 7
Average daily rate £350 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £270 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £364 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £190.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1087.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
131 98 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.26% 10.16% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 49 74
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £27.91 £112.50 £33.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.19% +237.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £61.75 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.75 £166.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 £375 -
Stockport - 1 £350 - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 50 (94.34%) .NET
2 43 (81.13%) C#
3 32 (60.38%) ASP.NET
4 29 (54.72%) MVC
5 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
6 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
7 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
8 20 (37.74%) HTML
8 20 (37.74%) CSS
9 19 (35.85%) LINQ
10 18 (33.96%) jQuery
11 17 (32.08%) Degree
12 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
13 15 (28.30%) Web Services
14 14 (26.42%) OO
14 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (26.42%) TDD
14 14 (26.42%) RavenDB
15 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
15 13 (24.53%) OOP
15 13 (24.53%) Scrum
16 12 (22.64%) SQL
16 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (22.64%) RabbitMQ
17 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
18 10 (18.87%) ReSharper
18 10 (18.87%) Domain-Driven Design
18 10 (18.87%) Backbone.js
18 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.42%) RavenDB
3 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.89%) OLAP
8 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.89%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.89%) Xcelsius
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.87%) ReSharper
3 8 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.55%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.66%) MSTest
6 2 (3.77%) Subversion
6 2 (3.77%) Selenium
6 2 (3.77%) Toad
6 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.89%) PhoneGap
7 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (92.45%) Developer
2 34 (64.15%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Software Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
4 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.32%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Tester
9 2 (3.77%) CRM Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (94.34%) .NET
2 32 (60.38%) ASP.NET
3 20 (37.74%) HTML
3 20 (37.74%) CSS
4 19 (35.85%) LINQ
5 18 (33.96%) jQuery
6 15 (28.30%) Web Services
7 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
8 12 (22.64%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (18.87%) Backbone.js
9 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (16.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (15.09%) XML
12 7 (13.21%) WCF
13 4 (7.55%) Lucene
13 4 (7.55%) WPF
13 4 (7.55%) XHTML
13 4 (7.55%) REST
13 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Kindle
2 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.77%) Open Source
3 2 (3.77%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.89%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
4 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) SCADA
4 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) MVC
2 14 (26.42%) OO
2 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (26.42%) TDD
3 13 (24.53%) OOP
3 13 (24.53%) Scrum
4 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Domain-Driven Design
7 9 (16.98%) CQRS
8 6 (11.32%) SOA
8 6 (11.32%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.43%) OOD
9 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.55%) BDD
11 3 (5.66%) Workflow
12 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
12 2 (3.77%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (81.13%) C#
2 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.64%) SQL
4 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) Java
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.89%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
1 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.89%) Twitter
4 1 (1.89%) Wonderware
Manchester, Lancashire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago