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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 55 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.02% 2.26% 1.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.98% 16.33% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 16
Average daily rate £327 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
324 196 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.79% 13.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 151 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 2 £340 +13.33% 1
Salford - 2 £338 -
Oldham - 1 £310 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 71 (71.72%) SQL Server
2 67 (67.68%) .NET
2 67 (67.68%) C#
3 44 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 38 (38.38%) HTML
5 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 35 (35.35%) SQL
6 35 (35.35%) ASP.NET
7 32 (32.32%) Windows
7 32 (32.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (29.29%) MVC
9 28 (28.28%) CSS
10 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (21.21%) HTML5
11 21 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (20.20%) jQuery
12 20 (20.20%) Subversion
12 20 (20.20%) Linux
13 19 (19.19%) Web Development
13 19 (19.19%) .NET Framework
13 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (17.17%) Silverlight
14 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
15 16 (16.16%) Python
15 16 (16.16%) Telerik
15 16 (16.16%) XAML
15 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
15 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
16 15 (15.15%) Scala

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.04%) IIS
5 3 (3.03%) CMS
5 3 (3.03%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) HTTP
2 8 (8.08%) DNS
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (71.72%) SQL Server
2 21 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (8.08%) Oracle Database
6 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (32.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (20.20%) Subversion
3 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
4 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (8.08%) Toad
6 5 (5.05%) MSTest
7 4 (4.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (4.04%) Xcode
8 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.03%) Moq
8 3 (3.03%) MSBuild
8 3 (3.03%) NuGet
8 3 (3.03%) ReSharper
8 3 (3.03%) WiX
9 2 (2.02%) JIRA
9 2 (2.02%) Selenium
10 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.01%) Maven
10 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
1 7 (7.07%) Retail
2 5 (5.05%) Automotive
3 2 (2.02%) Advertising
3 2 (2.02%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
4 1 (1.01%) Billing
4 1 (1.01%) Local Government
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (68.69%) Developer
2 36 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 27 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 21 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (10.10%) Software Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) SQL Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Applications Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) DBA
9 5 (5.05%) C++ Developer
9 5 (5.05%) CRM Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Silverlight Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (67.68%) .NET
2 38 (38.38%) HTML
3 35 (35.35%) ASP.NET
4 28 (28.28%) CSS
5 21 (21.21%) HTML5
6 20 (20.20%) jQuery
7 19 (19.19%) .NET Framework
8 17 (17.17%) Silverlight
9 15 (15.15%) Entity Framework
10 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (9.09%) WCF
11 9 (9.09%) XML
12 8 (8.08%) Web Services
13 7 (7.07%) Razor View Engine
14 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 5 (5.05%) Ajax
15 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (5.05%) LINQ
15 5 (5.05%) XSLT
16 4 (4.04%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Visualisation
2 5 (5.05%) NHS
2 5 (5.05%) Replication
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.03%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.03%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.32%) Windows
2 20 (20.20%) Linux
3 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (15.15%) Unix
5 14 (14.14%) Mac OS X
6 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.04%) Android
7 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) MVC
2 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.19%) Web Development
4 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
5 14 (14.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (14.14%) Web Design
6 12 (12.12%) Migration
6 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 12 (12.12%) TDD
7 10 (10.10%) OO
7 10 (10.10%) Scrum
7 10 (10.10%) Software Testing
8 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.07%) CRM
9 7 (7.07%) Test Management
9 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.07%) Workflow
10 6 (6.06%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.06%) SDLC
10 6 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (67.68%) C#
2 44 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 35 (35.35%) SQL
4 16 (16.16%) Python
4 16 (16.16%) XAML
5 15 (15.15%) Ruby
5 15 (15.15%) Scala
5 15 (15.15%) T-SQL
6 13 (13.13%) Java
7 11 (11.11%) C++
8 5 (5.05%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.04%) C
9 4 (4.04%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.04%) VB
10 1 (1.01%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) ISEB
1 5 (5.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.16%) Telerik
3 8 (8.08%) Oracle
4 4 (4.04%) Appcelerator
4 4 (4.04%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.03%) EPiServer
5 3 (3.03%) OpenText
6 2 (2.02%) BEA
7 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
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