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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.29% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.33% 2.08% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
48 48 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.53% 12.40% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 7
Median daily rate £350 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool +9 2 - - 4
Southport - 1 £425 -
Wirral - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) BPEL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
5 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSTest
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Head of Development
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) LESS
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BPEL
2 2 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft