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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 66 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 1.77% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.44% 20.35% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £268 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
146 113 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.62% 8.70% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 67 58
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £112.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -66.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -1 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £220 - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 49 (80.33%) .NET
2 47 (77.05%) C#
3 39 (63.93%) SQL Server
4 32 (52.46%) HTML
4 32 (52.46%) CSS
5 30 (49.18%) JavaScript
6 27 (44.26%) ASP.NET
7 26 (42.62%) MVC
7 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.07%) jQuery
9 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
10 16 (26.23%) LINQ
11 14 (22.95%) Scrum
11 14 (22.95%) XML
12 13 (21.31%) Degree
12 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (21.31%) SDLC
13 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
13 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (19.67%) RavenDB
13 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
13 12 (19.67%) Web Services
14 11 (18.03%) OOP
14 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
15 10 (16.39%) SQL
15 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (14.75%) OO
16 9 (14.75%) Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 7 (11.48%) Umbraco
2 6 (9.84%) CMS
2 6 (9.84%) IIS
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) Orchard CMS
4 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.28%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (63.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.67%) RavenDB
3 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.56%) OLAP
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.64%) DTS
10 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (13.11%) ReSharper
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) JMeter
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (4.92%) MSBuild
4 3 (4.92%) WiX
5 2 (3.28%) Toad
6 1 (1.64%) PhantomJS
6 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.64%) MSTest
6 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Finance
4 3 (4.92%) Billing
5 2 (3.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (86.89%) Developer
2 29 (47.54%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.75%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Web Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Umbraco Developer
6 4 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.28%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (80.33%) .NET
2 32 (52.46%) HTML
2 32 (52.46%) CSS
3 27 (44.26%) ASP.NET
4 22 (36.07%) jQuery
5 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
5 16 (26.23%) LINQ
6 14 (22.95%) XML
7 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (19.67%) Web Services
8 9 (14.75%) Entity Framework
8 9 (14.75%) Backbone.js
9 8 (13.11%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (13.11%) XHTML
10 7 (11.48%) Ajax
11 6 (9.84%) XSLT
12 5 (8.20%) WCF
12 5 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (8.20%) CSS3
13 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) NHS
3 3 (4.92%) Linked Data
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) W3C
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) MVC
2 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.95%) Scrum
4 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.31%) SDLC
5 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
6 11 (18.03%) OOP
7 9 (14.75%) OO
8 8 (13.11%) CQRS
8 8 (13.11%) Domain-Driven Design
9 7 (11.48%) TDD
9 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.84%) Web Development
11 5 (8.20%) SOA
11 5 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (8.20%) Workflow
11 5 (8.20%) Open Source
12 4 (6.56%) Load Testing
12 4 (6.56%) OOD
13 3 (4.92%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 47 (77.05%) C#
2 30 (49.18%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.39%) SQL
4 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.84%) Ruby
6 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.92%) VB
8 1 (1.64%) Python
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
8 1 (1.64%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) XPath
8 1 (1.64%) VB6
8 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Twitter
3 2 (3.28%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
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