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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 51 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 2.57% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.11% 22.63% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 11
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
184 137 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.08% 11.36% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 83 75
Average daily rate £325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -31.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 54 (90.00%) C#
2 53 (88.33%) .NET
3 41 (68.33%) SQL Server
4 34 (56.67%) ASP.NET
5 31 (51.67%) CSS
6 28 (46.67%) MVC
7 26 (43.33%) HTML
8 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 24 (40.00%) Web Services
10 22 (36.67%) .NET Framework
11 21 (35.00%) jQuery
11 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
12 20 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 16 (26.67%) WCF
13 16 (26.67%) LINQ
14 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (21.67%) XML
15 13 (21.67%) OO
16 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (16.67%) Retail
17 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (13.33%) WinForms
18 8 (13.33%) WSDL
18 8 (13.33%) Windows
18 8 (13.33%) IIS
18 8 (13.33%) WPF
18 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
18 8 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
19 7 (11.67%) RavenDB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (13.33%) IIS
2 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) Umbraco
3 4 (6.67%) CMS
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (68.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (11.67%) RavenDB
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.67%) MSTest
2 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 10 (16.67%) Retail
2 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (85.00%) Developer
2 30 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 12 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Release Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (5.00%) CRM Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (88.33%) .NET
2 34 (56.67%) ASP.NET
3 31 (51.67%) CSS
4 26 (43.33%) HTML
5 24 (40.00%) Web Services
6 22 (36.67%) .NET Framework
7 21 (35.00%) jQuery
8 20 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (26.67%) LINQ
9 16 (26.67%) WCF
10 13 (21.67%) XML
11 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (13.33%) WPF
12 8 (13.33%) WSDL
12 8 (13.33%) WinForms
13 6 (10.00%) XSLT
13 6 (10.00%) Backbone.js
14 5 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) NHS
1 1 (1.67%) Semantic Web
1 1 (1.67%) Social Media
1 1 (1.67%) Kindle
1 1 (1.67%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) MVC
2 13 (21.67%) OO
3 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.00%) OOP
5 6 (10.00%) Scrum
5 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.33%) CQRS
6 5 (8.33%) TDD
7 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.00%) CRM
8 3 (5.00%) Stress Testing
9 2 (3.33%) BDD
10 1 (1.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (1.67%) Software Deployment
10 1 (1.67%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (1.67%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (90.00%) C#
2 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) HL7
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Twitter
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