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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.07% 3.35% 2.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.87% 24.83% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £417 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.28%
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
189 149 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.05% 13.51% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 89 84
Average daily rate £325 £340 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £20.50 £24.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.19% -16.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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 - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 62 (92.54%) C#
2 58 (86.57%) .NET
3 50 (74.63%) SQL Server
4 39 (58.21%) CSS
5 38 (56.72%) ASP.NET
6 33 (49.25%) HTML
7 29 (43.28%) Web Services
8 28 (41.79%) MVC
8 28 (41.79%) jQuery
9 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
10 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
11 22 (32.84%) WCF
12 21 (31.34%) .NET Framework
12 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (31.34%) XML
13 20 (29.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (28.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (28.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 15 (22.39%) LINQ
16 13 (19.40%) XSLT
17 12 (17.91%) OO
17 12 (17.91%) Ajax
18 10 (14.93%) Retail
18 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2005
18 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (14.93%) WSDL
18 10 (14.93%) IIS
18 10 (14.93%) SQL
19 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
20 8 (11.94%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 10 (14.93%) IIS
2 6 (8.96%) CMS
3 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.48%) Apache Spark
5 3 (4.48%) Orchard CMS
5 3 (4.48%) Apache
5 3 (4.48%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.48%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (74.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.46%) RavenDB
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.96%) MSTest
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.48%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.99%) Selenium
6 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (14.93%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Marketing
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (83.58%) Developer
2 31 (46.27%) .NET Developer
3 20 (29.85%) C# Developer
4 18 (26.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (13.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Release Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.96%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.46%) Systems Developer
9 5 (7.46%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Umbraco Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (4.48%) CRM Developer
12 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (86.57%) .NET
2 39 (58.21%) CSS
3 38 (56.72%) ASP.NET
4 33 (49.25%) HTML
5 29 (43.28%) Web Services
6 28 (41.79%) jQuery
7 22 (32.84%) WCF
8 21 (31.34%) .NET Framework
8 21 (31.34%) XML
9 19 (28.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (28.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 15 (22.39%) LINQ
11 13 (19.40%) XSLT
12 12 (17.91%) Ajax
13 10 (14.93%) WSDL
14 7 (10.45%) REST
14 7 (10.45%) WinForms
14 7 (10.45%) XHTML
14 7 (10.45%) WPF
15 5 (7.46%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) User Experience
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) NHS
3 3 (4.48%) Open Source
4 2 (2.99%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) MVC
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.91%) OO
4 8 (11.94%) Web Development
5 7 (10.45%) Scrum
6 6 (8.96%) TDD
6 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.48%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (4.48%) Workflow
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
8 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.48%) CRM
8 3 (4.48%) SOA
9 2 (2.99%) BDD
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.99%) OOP
10 1 (1.49%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 62 (92.54%) C#
2 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.93%) SQL
4 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.46%) XPath
6 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (1.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.49%) MCTS
2 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) HL7
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Twitter
4 2 (2.99%) Telerik
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