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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 75 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.30% 2.76% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.79% 22.08% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £350 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
133 154 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.23% 12.51% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 108 79
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 31 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 31 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
Stockport +3 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £220 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (75.00%) .NET
2 35 (72.92%) C#
3 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
4 22 (45.83%) HTML
5 21 (43.75%) CSS
6 19 (39.58%) ASP.NET
6 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
7 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 16 (33.33%) MVC
9 14 (29.17%) jQuery
10 12 (25.00%) LINQ
10 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
12 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
12 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (20.83%) OOP
13 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
13 9 (18.75%) SDLC
14 8 (16.67%) Backbone.js
14 8 (16.67%) Scrum
14 8 (16.67%) ReSharper
14 8 (16.67%) Web Services
15 7 (14.58%) XML
15 7 (14.58%) SQL
15 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
15 7 (14.58%) Degree
15 7 (14.58%) Domain-Driven Design
15 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (14.58%) RavenDB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Tridion
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.58%) RavenDB
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.25%) OLAP
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.17%) DTS
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (16.67%) ReSharper
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 3 (6.25%) JMeter
4 3 (6.25%) WiX
4 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.08%) Grunt
6 1 (2.08%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.08%) Toad
6 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.08%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Developer
2 21 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Programmer
6 3 (6.25%) Software Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Games Programmer
7 2 (4.17%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (4.17%) CRM Developer
7 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Architect
7 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (75.00%) .NET
2 22 (45.83%) HTML
3 21 (43.75%) CSS
4 19 (39.58%) ASP.NET
5 14 (29.17%) jQuery
6 12 (25.00%) LINQ
7 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
8 8 (16.67%) Web Services
8 8 (16.67%) Backbone.js
9 7 (14.58%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (14.58%) XML
10 6 (12.50%) XSLT
10 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (10.42%) Entity Framework
11 5 (10.42%) WCF
12 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 3 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 3 (6.25%) Ajax
13 3 (6.25%) XHTML
13 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) User Experience
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) NHS
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) MVC
2 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
4 10 (20.83%) OOP
5 9 (18.75%) SDLC
6 8 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (14.58%) Domain-Driven Design
7 7 (14.58%) CQRS
8 6 (12.50%) Web Development
8 6 (12.50%) OO
9 3 (6.25%) OOD
9 3 (6.25%) SOA
9 3 (6.25%) SEO
9 3 (6.25%) Workflow
9 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) C#
2 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.58%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) XPath
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Twitter
3 2 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.08%) Ektron
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