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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 2.27% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.57% 13.62% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 24
Median daily rate £350 £331 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £239 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £404 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

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
224 301 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.57% 16.69% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 192 158
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Altrincham - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 16 (66.67%) C#
2 15 (62.50%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) MVC
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
6 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (12.50%) QA
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
8 3 (12.50%) ETL
8 3 (12.50%) Windows

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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) MS Access
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) MSI
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) gulp
5 1 (4.17%) PhantomJS
5 1 (4.17%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Developer
4 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Report Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
4 2 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) Sass
5 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Usability Testing
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) VB6
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Nintex
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Telerik
3 1 (4.17%) Wonderware