The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.87% 1.09% 6.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 8.33% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
25 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.18% 13.11% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Merseyside region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Merseyside region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
Liverpool -2 8 £415 +18.57% 1
Prescot - - - -
Wirral - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (90.00%) HTTP
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) XQuery
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) OOP
2 8 (80.00%) OO
2 8 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (80.00%) IIS
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) XPath
2 8 (80.00%) WCF
2 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (80.00%) REST
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
3 7 (70.00%) Web Application Development
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (70.00%) Release Management
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) MSMQ
3 7 (70.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (80.00%) IIS
1 8 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (70.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
1 8 (80.00%) XML
1 8 (80.00%) WCF
1 8 (80.00%) REST
2 7 (70.00%) MSMQ
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) OOP
1 8 (80.00%) OO
1 8 (80.00%) SOA
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Release Management
2 7 (70.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) XQuery
1 8 (80.00%) XPath
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) ATG