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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 67 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 31 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.23% 1.54% 2.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.13% 16.19% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
181 105 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.03% 9.49% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 60 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Bolton - 1 £300 -
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 53 (89.83%) C#
2 51 (86.44%) .NET
3 41 (69.49%) SQL Server
4 34 (57.63%) CSS
5 32 (54.24%) HTML
6 31 (52.54%) ASP.NET
7 30 (50.85%) JavaScript
8 28 (47.46%) MVC
9 26 (44.07%) jQuery
9 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
10 21 (35.59%) XML
11 20 (33.90%) Web Services
11 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (27.12%) Ajax
14 15 (25.42%) .NET Framework
15 14 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (23.73%) T-SQL
16 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
16 13 (22.03%) Scrum
16 13 (22.03%) LINQ
17 12 (20.34%) Degree
18 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (18.64%) XHTML
18 11 (18.64%) SQL
18 11 (18.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
19 10 (16.95%) XSLT
19 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
19 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2005

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (15.25%) CMS
2 8 (13.56%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 5 (8.47%) Apache Solr
3 5 (8.47%) Apache Spark
4 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.78%) IIS
5 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (69.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (15.25%) RavenDB
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.69%) OLAP
8 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.08%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.39%) Selenium
6 1 (1.69%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.69%) JMeter
6 1 (1.69%) Toad
6 1 (1.69%) MSTest
General
1 6 (10.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) Back Office
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (86.44%) Developer
2 28 (47.46%) .NET Developer
3 20 (33.90%) C# Developer
4 13 (22.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.25%) Senior Developer
6 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (8.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Systems Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Release Manager
10 3 (5.08%) Configuration Manager
10 3 (5.08%) Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Configuration and Release Manager
11 2 (3.39%) Umbraco Developer
11 2 (3.39%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (86.44%) .NET
2 34 (57.63%) CSS
3 32 (54.24%) HTML
4 31 (52.54%) ASP.NET
5 26 (44.07%) jQuery
6 21 (35.59%) XML
7 20 (33.90%) Web Services
7 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (27.12%) Ajax
9 15 (25.42%) .NET Framework
10 13 (22.03%) LINQ
11 11 (18.64%) XHTML
11 11 (18.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (16.95%) XSLT
13 9 (15.25%) WCF
14 8 (13.56%) Ruby on Rails
15 7 (11.86%) REST
16 6 (10.17%) RESTful
17 5 (8.47%) Lucene
17 5 (8.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.56%) Open Source
2 8 (13.56%) User Experience
3 6 (10.17%) NHS
4 5 (8.47%) Linked Data
5 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.39%) W3C
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) MVC
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Scrum
4 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
4 10 (16.95%) TDD
5 9 (15.25%) Web Development
6 8 (13.56%) OO
7 7 (11.86%) SOA
8 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.17%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (8.47%) Workflow
9 5 (8.47%) ITIL
9 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.08%) OOP
10 3 (5.08%) OOD
10 3 (5.08%) BDD
10 3 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (5.08%) Software Deployment
11 2 (3.39%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 53 (89.83%) C#
2 30 (50.85%) JavaScript
3 14 (23.73%) T-SQL
4 11 (18.64%) SQL
5 9 (15.25%) Ruby
6 5 (8.47%) XPath
7 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.39%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.69%) VB6
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.69%) VBA
9 1 (1.69%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) MCITP
2 1 (1.69%) MCTS
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) HL7
2 1 (1.69%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Twitter
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Telerik
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