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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.70% 2.44% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.56% 26.56% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
180 128 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.92% 9.19% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 73 46
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £112.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -66.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 April 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 24 April 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
Altrincham +11 4 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (82.76%) C#
2 47 (81.03%) .NET
3 36 (62.07%) SQL Server
4 33 (56.90%) HTML
5 31 (53.45%) CSS
6 30 (51.72%) JavaScript
7 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 28 (48.28%) MVC
9 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
10 25 (43.10%) jQuery
11 19 (32.76%) LINQ
12 18 (31.03%) .NET Framework
13 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (27.59%) XML
15 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (24.14%) Web Services
16 14 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (22.41%) Degree
17 13 (22.41%) SQL
17 13 (22.41%) Scrum
17 13 (22.41%) Entity Framework
18 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
19 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
19 11 (18.97%) RavenDB
20 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
20 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
21 9 (15.52%) OOP
21 9 (15.52%) OO
21 9 (15.52%) T-SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.34%) CMS
2 5 (8.62%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) Umbraco
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Mingle
3 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) RavenDB
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.90%) OLAP
7 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (1.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.07%) ReSharper
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (6.90%) JMeter
6 3 (5.17%) WiX
6 3 (5.17%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.45%) Toad
7 2 (3.45%) Subversion
7 2 (3.45%) MSTest
8 1 (1.72%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.72%) PhantomJS
8 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Billing
3 3 (5.17%) Back Office
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (87.93%) Developer
2 26 (44.83%) .NET Developer
3 12 (20.69%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Architect
6 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Umbraco Developer
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (81.03%) .NET
2 33 (56.90%) HTML
3 31 (53.45%) CSS
4 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 25 (43.10%) jQuery
6 19 (32.76%) LINQ
7 18 (31.03%) .NET Framework
8 16 (27.59%) XML
9 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (24.14%) Web Services
11 13 (22.41%) Entity Framework
12 9 (15.52%) WCF
12 9 (15.52%) Ajax
13 8 (13.79%) Backbone.js
14 7 (12.07%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (12.07%) XSLT
14 7 (12.07%) XHTML
15 5 (8.62%) HTML5
15 5 (8.62%) REST
15 5 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.34%) User Experience
2 5 (8.62%) Open Source
3 3 (5.17%) Linked Data
3 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) W3C
5 1 (1.72%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) MVC
2 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) Scrum
4 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
6 9 (15.52%) OOP
6 9 (15.52%) OO
6 9 (15.52%) Web Development
7 7 (12.07%) CQRS
7 7 (12.07%) TDD
7 7 (12.07%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) Workflow
10 4 (6.90%) SOA
10 4 (6.90%) Load Testing
11 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.17%) OOD
12 2 (3.45%) ITIL
12 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (82.76%) C#
2 30 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.41%) SQL
4 9 (15.52%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.34%) Ruby
6 5 (8.62%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.90%) XPath
8 1 (1.72%) VB6
8 1 (1.72%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.72%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.72%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Twitter
4 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
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