The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.64% 1.42% 2.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.30% 12.21% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
148 131 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.82% 11.62% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 80 60
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £273 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -28.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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
Bolton - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £215 - 3
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 59 (88.06%) C#
1 59 (88.06%) .NET
2 41 (61.19%) SQL Server
3 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
4 33 (49.25%) MVC
5 30 (44.78%) CSS
6 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
7 27 (40.30%) HTML
8 26 (38.81%) JavaScript
9 23 (34.33%) Web Services
9 23 (34.33%) .NET Framework
10 22 (32.84%) jQuery
11 19 (28.36%) LINQ
12 18 (26.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 17 (25.37%) OO
14 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (22.39%) WCF
15 13 (19.40%) XML
15 13 (19.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (17.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (16.42%) RabbitMQ
17 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
17 11 (16.42%) Degree
17 11 (16.42%) TDD
18 10 (14.93%) Retail
18 10 (14.93%) Windows
18 10 (14.93%) OOP
18 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (14.93%) RavenDB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (8.96%) IIS
1 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) CMS
2 5 (7.46%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (61.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (14.93%) RavenDB
4 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.43%) ReSharper
4 7 (10.45%) MSTest
5 3 (4.48%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.99%) Selenium
6 2 (2.99%) Toad
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
General
1 10 (14.93%) Retail
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (88.06%) Developer
2 39 (58.21%) .NET Developer
3 14 (20.90%) C# Developer
4 12 (17.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (11.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Release Manager
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.48%) CRM Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.99%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (88.06%) .NET
2 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
3 30 (44.78%) CSS
4 27 (40.30%) HTML
5 23 (34.33%) Web Services
5 23 (34.33%) .NET Framework
6 22 (32.84%) jQuery
7 19 (28.36%) LINQ
8 18 (26.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 15 (22.39%) WCF
10 13 (19.40%) XML
11 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (16.42%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (13.43%) Backbone.js
14 8 (11.94%) WPF
15 7 (10.45%) WinForms
16 6 (8.96%) WSDL
17 5 (7.46%) Razor View Engine
18 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 4 (5.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Kindle
2 2 (2.99%) TRADACOMS
2 2 (2.99%) Replication
2 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.49%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.49%) SCADA
3 1 (1.49%) Social Media
3 1 (1.49%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) MVC
2 17 (25.37%) OO
3 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.42%) TDD
5 10 (14.93%) OOP
5 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (13.43%) Scrum
7 8 (11.94%) CQRS
8 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) BDD
10 5 (7.46%) OOD
10 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.48%) Stress Testing
12 3 (4.48%) CRM
13 2 (2.99%) SOA
13 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (88.06%) C#
2 26 (38.81%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.43%) SQL
4 6 (8.96%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.48%) HL7
3 2 (2.99%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter
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