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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 1.79% 1.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.38% 17.83% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 11
Average daily rate
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£305 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £256 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
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
130 129 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.52% 10.02% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 62
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +57.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
Bury - 1 £220 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 38 (76.00%) C#
1 38 (76.00%) .NET
2 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
3 25 (50.00%) HTML
3 25 (50.00%) CSS
4 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 17 (34.00%) MVC
7 17 (34.00%) jQuery
8 14 (28.00%) LINQ
9 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
9 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
10 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (22.00%) SDLC
11 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 10 (20.00%) OOP
12 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (18.00%) Scrum
12 9 (18.00%) Backbone.js
13 8 (16.00%) CQRS
13 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (16.00%) RavenDB
13 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
13 8 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
13 8 (16.00%) Degree
13 8 (16.00%) ReSharper

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 6 (12.00%) IIS
2 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.00%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (16.00%) RavenDB
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (8.00%) OLAP
6 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) DTS
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (16.00%) ReSharper
4 4 (8.00%) JMeter
4 4 (8.00%) Subversion
5 3 (6.00%) WiX
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (6.00%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.00%) Toad
7 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.00%) MSTest
7 1 (2.00%) PhantomJS
7 1 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (88.00%) Developer
2 25 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Architect
4 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (4.00%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Games Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Software Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (76.00%) .NET
2 25 (50.00%) HTML
2 25 (50.00%) CSS
3 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (34.00%) jQuery
5 14 (28.00%) LINQ
6 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (18.00%) Backbone.js
8 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (16.00%) XML
9 7 (14.00%) Web Services
9 7 (14.00%) Entity Framework
10 5 (10.00%) WCF
10 5 (10.00%) XSLT
11 4 (8.00%) XHTML
11 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 3 (6.00%) CSS3
12 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
12 3 (6.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) MVC
2 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) SDLC
4 10 (20.00%) OOP
5 9 (18.00%) Scrum
6 8 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (16.00%) CQRS
7 6 (12.00%) Web Development
7 6 (12.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.00%) OOD
9 3 (6.00%) TDD
9 3 (6.00%) SEO
9 3 (6.00%) Workflow
9 3 (6.00%) Migration
10 2 (4.00%) SOA
10 2 (4.00%) CRM
10 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Google
3 2 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
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