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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.23% 3.37% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.81% 43.48% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £408 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
27 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.33% 7.74% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 5
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool -13 3 - - 3
Wirral - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Tableau
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) GSM
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Tableau