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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 43 71
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 38 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.76% 2.89% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.72% 23.49% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 15
Average daily rate
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£315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
203 149 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.75% 12.31% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 94 72
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.30 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.48% -65.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 52 (86.67%) .NET
3 45 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 35 (58.33%) ASP.NET
5 32 (53.33%) CSS
6 25 (41.67%) MVC
6 25 (41.67%) Web Services
6 25 (41.67%) HTML
7 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.67%) .NET Framework
9 20 (33.33%) jQuery
9 20 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (31.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (28.33%) WCF
12 16 (26.67%) XML
13 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (18.33%) LINQ
14 11 (18.33%) OO
15 10 (16.67%) IIS
15 10 (16.67%) WSDL
16 9 (15.00%) XSLT
16 9 (15.00%) Retail
17 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (11.67%) HL7
18 7 (11.67%) SQL
19 6 (10.00%) Windows
19 6 (10.00%) WinForms
19 6 (10.00%) WPF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (8.33%) Umbraco
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) CMS
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 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 45 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.00%) RavenDB
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.33%) MSTest
3 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.33%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.33%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.67%) Selenium
6 1 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (15.00%) Retail
2 2 (3.33%) 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 49 (81.67%) Developer
2 26 (43.33%) .NET Developer
3 13 (21.67%) C# Developer
4 11 (18.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Configuration Manager
5 8 (13.33%) Release Manager
6 7 (11.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (5.00%) CRM Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Umbraco Developer
9 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (86.67%) .NET
2 35 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 32 (53.33%) CSS
4 25 (41.67%) Web Services
4 25 (41.67%) HTML
5 22 (36.67%) .NET Framework
6 20 (33.33%) jQuery
6 20 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 17 (28.33%) WCF
8 16 (26.67%) XML
9 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (18.33%) LINQ
11 10 (16.67%) WSDL
12 9 (15.00%) XSLT
13 6 (10.00%) WinForms
13 6 (10.00%) WPF
13 6 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (8.33%) REST
15 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (1.67%) NHS
2 1 (1.67%) Semantic Web
2 1 (1.67%) Social Media
2 1 (1.67%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) MVC
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.33%) OO
4 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) TDD
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.00%) Scrum
6 3 (5.00%) CRM
6 3 (5.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (5.00%) OOP
7 2 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (3.33%) CQRS
7 2 (3.33%) Web Development
8 1 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.67%) Performance Testing
8 1 (1.67%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (90.00%) C#
2 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) XPath
6 1 (1.67%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) MCTS
2 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) HL7
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Twitter
4 1 (1.67%) Telerik