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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 91 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.88% 2.01% 2.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.46% 17.05% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 26
Median daily rate £330 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £228 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
293 217 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.14% 11.79% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 131 140
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 1
Median hourly rate £29.53 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.26% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Bolton - 2 £300 -
Stockport -13 1 - - 7
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 22 (78.57%) C#
2 20 (71.43%) .NET
3 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
5 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
6 15 (53.57%) MVC
7 13 (46.43%) jQuery
8 11 (39.29%) HTML
9 10 (35.71%) CSS
10 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
10 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (28.57%) Scrum
11 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
12 7 (25.00%) HTML5
12 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (25.00%) Windows
13 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
13 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (17.86%) CSS3
14 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
14 5 (17.86%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (17.86%) Web Development
14 5 (17.86%) OOP
14 5 (17.86%) C++
15 4 (14.29%) SQL
15 4 (14.29%) Linux
15 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
15 4 (14.29%) TDD

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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) Redis
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.29%) Mercurial
4 3 (10.71%) Selenium
5 2 (7.14%) MorphX
5 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.57%) gulp
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) CRM Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 13 (46.43%) jQuery
3 11 (39.29%) HTML
4 10 (35.71%) CSS
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
6 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 7 (25.00%) HTML5
8 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (17.86%) CSS3
9 5 (17.86%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (14.29%) JSON
11 3 (10.71%) Backbone.js
11 3 (10.71%) LINQ
11 3 (10.71%) SignalR
11 3 (10.71%) WCF
11 3 (10.71%) XML
12 2 (7.14%) Ajax
12 2 (7.14%) WF
12 2 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) MVC
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) OOP
4 5 (17.86%) Web Development
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) SOLID
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) ERP
7 2 (7.14%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.14%) X++
7 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Facebook
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter
3 1 (3.57%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.57%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.57%) Telerik