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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 90 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.62% 1.41% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.02% 16.54% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Median daily rate £350 £305 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £205 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
219 127 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.32% 8.51% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 78 74
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury 0 2 £350 +59.09%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 23 (85.19%) .NET
3 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
4 17 (62.96%) MVC
4 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
5 13 (48.15%) jQuery
6 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 10 (37.04%) HTML
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) AngularJS
8 9 (33.33%) CSS
8 9 (33.33%) Web Development
9 8 (29.63%) Scrum
9 8 (29.63%) OOP
10 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
10 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
11 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (22.22%) SOLID
11 6 (22.22%) SQL
12 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
12 5 (18.52%) CSS3
12 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
12 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (18.52%) HTML5
12 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
13 4 (14.81%) Mercurial
13 4 (14.81%) Relational Database

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) nopCommerce
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
3 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (11.11%) Redis
5 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.81%) Mercurial
4 3 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) Moq
5 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.70%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Designer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 13 (48.15%) jQuery
3 12 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 10 (37.04%) AngularJS
4 10 (37.04%) HTML
5 9 (33.33%) CSS
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
7 5 (18.52%) CSS3
7 5 (18.52%) HTML5
8 4 (14.81%) JSON
9 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (11.11%) SignalR
10 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (3.70%) Castle Windsor
11 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
11 1 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) MVC
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Web Development
4 8 (29.63%) OOP
4 8 (29.63%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) SOLID
5 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
8 3 (11.11%) Time Management
9 2 (7.41%) CRM
9 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (7.41%) Kanban
10 1 (3.70%) Data Management
10 1 (3.70%) ETL
10 1 (3.70%) OO
10 1 (3.70%) OOD
10 1 (3.70%) SOA
10 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 2 (7.41%) Facebook
3 2 (7.41%) Twitter
4 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
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