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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 57 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.64% 2.01% 2.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.90% 17.69% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 23
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £284 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £425 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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
177 130 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.61% 11.37% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 78 87
Average daily rate £346 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.48% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £28.13 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Altrincham - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 67 (90.54%) C#
2 65 (87.84%) .NET
3 57 (77.03%) SQL Server
4 41 (55.41%) ASP.NET
4 41 (55.41%) CSS
5 36 (48.65%) HTML
6 33 (44.59%) MVC
7 31 (41.89%) Web Services
8 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
8 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
8 30 (40.54%) jQuery
9 26 (35.14%) XML
10 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (29.73%) .NET Framework
12 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (25.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (25.68%) WCF
13 19 (25.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (20.27%) LINQ
14 15 (20.27%) Ajax
14 15 (20.27%) OO
15 14 (18.92%) XSLT
15 14 (18.92%) T-SQL
15 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (16.22%) SQL
17 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
17 11 (14.86%) Scrum
17 11 (14.86%) Degree
18 10 (13.51%) Computer Science

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (12.16%) CMS
2 8 (10.81%) IIS
3 7 (9.46%) Orchard CMS
4 5 (6.76%) Apache Solr
4 5 (6.76%) Apache
4 5 (6.76%) Apache Spark
5 4 (5.41%) Umbraco
6 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (77.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (10.81%) RavenDB
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (6.76%) MSTest
3 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.05%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 10 (13.51%) Retail
2 2 (2.70%) Marketing
2 2 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (83.78%) Developer
2 33 (44.59%) .NET Developer
3 23 (31.08%) C# Developer
4 17 (22.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (14.86%) Senior Developer
6 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (10.81%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Configuration Manager
8 6 (8.11%) Release Manager
8 6 (8.11%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Systems Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Agile .NET Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Umbraco Developer
11 3 (4.05%) CRM Developer
11 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (87.84%) .NET
2 41 (55.41%) ASP.NET
2 41 (55.41%) CSS
3 36 (48.65%) HTML
4 31 (41.89%) Web Services
5 30 (40.54%) jQuery
6 26 (35.14%) XML
7 22 (29.73%) .NET Framework
8 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (25.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 19 (25.68%) WCF
10 15 (20.27%) Ajax
10 15 (20.27%) LINQ
11 14 (18.92%) XSLT
12 10 (13.51%) XHTML
13 8 (10.81%) WSDL
14 7 (9.46%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (9.46%) REST
15 6 (8.11%) RESTful
15 6 (8.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.81%) User Experience
3 7 (9.46%) Open Source
4 6 (8.11%) NHS
5 4 (5.41%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.70%) W3C
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) MVC
2 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.27%) OO
4 11 (14.86%) Scrum
5 10 (13.51%) Mentoring
6 9 (12.16%) Web Development
6 9 (12.16%) TDD
7 7 (9.46%) SOA
8 5 (6.76%) ITIL
8 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.76%) Workflow
8 5 (6.76%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.05%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (4.05%) OOP
9 3 (4.05%) CRM
10 2 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.70%) RDF
10 2 (2.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 67 (90.54%) C#
2 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 14 (18.92%) T-SQL
4 12 (16.22%) SQL
5 8 (10.81%) Ruby
6 5 (6.76%) XPath
6 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.70%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.35%) VB6
8 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.35%) MCTS
2 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) HL7
Vendors
1 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Twitter
4 2 (2.70%) Telerik
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