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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 39 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.98% 0.92% 2.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 9.52% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £148 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+154.23% -56.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
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
28 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.86% 9.63% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 16
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £199 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £486 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 28 July 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 -11 3 £375 -
Prescot - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Back Office
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SSDT
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Product Management
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) ATG