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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 54 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.42% 1.80% 2.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.05% 18.97% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £392 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
205 116 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.39% 9.51% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 70 51
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 - 4 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (91.04%) C#
2 59 (88.06%) .NET
3 48 (71.64%) SQL Server
4 38 (56.72%) CSS
5 37 (55.22%) ASP.NET
5 37 (55.22%) HTML
6 35 (52.24%) JavaScript
7 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
8 32 (47.76%) MVC
9 30 (44.78%) jQuery
10 22 (32.84%) XML
10 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (31.34%) Web Services
11 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (29.85%) .NET Framework
13 18 (26.87%) LINQ
14 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (23.88%) Ajax
14 16 (23.88%) Scrum
14 16 (23.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
15 15 (22.39%) Degree
16 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
17 13 (19.40%) SQL
17 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (17.91%) RavenDB
18 12 (17.91%) SQL Server 2005
18 12 (17.91%) XHTML
19 11 (16.42%) XSLT
19 11 (16.42%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (13.43%) CMS
2 8 (11.94%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (7.46%) Apache Solr
3 5 (7.46%) Apache
3 5 (7.46%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.97%) IIS
4 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.48%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Mingle
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (71.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (17.91%) RavenDB
3 12 (17.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.97%) OLAP
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (5.97%) JMeter
4 4 (5.97%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.99%) Selenium
5 2 (2.99%) Subversion
5 2 (2.99%) Toad
5 2 (2.99%) MSTest
5 2 (2.99%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.49%) PhantomJS
6 1 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (10.45%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Billing
3 3 (4.48%) Back Office
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (89.55%) Developer
2 34 (50.75%) .NET Developer
3 20 (29.85%) C# Developer
4 13 (19.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Systems Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (4.48%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Configuration and Release Manager
10 2 (2.99%) CRM Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (88.06%) .NET
2 38 (56.72%) CSS
3 37 (55.22%) HTML
3 37 (55.22%) ASP.NET
4 30 (44.78%) jQuery
5 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (32.84%) XML
6 21 (31.34%) Web Services
7 20 (29.85%) .NET Framework
8 18 (26.87%) LINQ
9 16 (23.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (23.88%) Ajax
10 12 (17.91%) XHTML
11 11 (16.42%) XSLT
12 9 (13.43%) WCF
13 8 (11.94%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (10.45%) REST
15 6 (8.96%) LINQ to SQL
15 6 (8.96%) RESTful
16 5 (7.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.94%) Open Source
2 8 (11.94%) User Experience
3 6 (8.96%) NHS
4 5 (7.46%) Linked Data
5 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.99%) W3C
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) MVC
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.88%) Scrum
4 11 (16.42%) Web Development
4 11 (16.42%) TDD
5 10 (14.93%) OO
5 10 (14.93%) Mentoring
6 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.45%) SOA
8 6 (8.96%) OOP
8 6 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.46%) ITIL
9 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.46%) Workflow
10 4 (5.97%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (5.97%) Load Testing
10 4 (5.97%) CQRS
11 3 (4.48%) Software Deployment
11 3 (4.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (91.04%) C#
2 35 (52.24%) JavaScript
3 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
4 13 (19.40%) SQL
5 9 (13.43%) Ruby
6 6 (8.96%) XPath
7 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.99%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.49%) VBA
9 1 (1.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.49%) VB6
9 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.49%) MCTS
3 1 (1.49%) MCITP
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
1 2 (2.99%) HL7
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Telerik
3 2 (2.99%) Twitter
4 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
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