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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 39 66
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.20% 3.68% 1.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.15% 28.86% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £229 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
198 149 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.52% 12.74% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 91 84
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 55 (90.16%) C#
2 53 (86.89%) .NET
3 47 (77.05%) SQL Server
4 34 (55.74%) ASP.NET
5 33 (54.10%) CSS
6 26 (42.62%) HTML
7 25 (40.98%) Web Services
7 25 (40.98%) MVC
8 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
9 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
11 20 (32.79%) jQuery
12 19 (31.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (29.51%) XML
14 17 (27.87%) WCF
15 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
16 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (24.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 11 (18.03%) OO
18 10 (16.39%) IIS
18 10 (16.39%) WSDL
18 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (16.39%) LINQ
19 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2005
19 9 (14.75%) Retail
19 9 (14.75%) XSLT
20 7 (11.48%) CMS
20 7 (11.48%) Scrum
20 7 (11.48%) Ajax
20 7 (11.48%) HL7

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (16.39%) IIS
2 7 (11.48%) CMS
3 5 (8.20%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.92%) Apache
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) Apache Solr
4 3 (4.92%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.92%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.28%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (77.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.20%) RavenDB
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.20%) MSTest
3 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (14.75%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Developer
2 30 (49.18%) .NET Developer
3 15 (24.59%) C# Developer
4 13 (21.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Configuration Manager
5 8 (13.11%) Release Manager
5 8 (13.11%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 7 (11.48%) Senior Developer
7 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (8.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Systems Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Umbraco Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (3.28%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (86.89%) .NET
2 34 (55.74%) ASP.NET
3 33 (54.10%) CSS
4 26 (42.62%) HTML
5 25 (40.98%) Web Services
6 20 (32.79%) jQuery
7 18 (29.51%) XML
8 17 (27.87%) WCF
9 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
10 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (24.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (16.39%) WSDL
11 10 (16.39%) LINQ
12 9 (14.75%) XSLT
13 7 (11.48%) Ajax
14 6 (9.84%) WPF
14 6 (9.84%) WinForms
14 6 (9.84%) XHTML
15 3 (4.92%) SAML
15 3 (4.92%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) User Experience
2 4 (6.56%) NHS
3 3 (4.92%) Open Source
4 2 (3.28%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) MVC
2 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) OO
4 7 (11.48%) Scrum
5 6 (9.84%) TDD
6 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.92%) Workflow
8 3 (4.92%) ITIL
8 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.92%) SOA
9 2 (3.28%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.28%) Web Development
9 2 (3.28%) BDD
9 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.28%) CRM
9 2 (3.28%) OOP
10 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (90.16%) C#
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.20%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) MCITP
2 1 (1.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) HL7
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Twitter
3 2 (3.28%) Telerik
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