The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Merseyside 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.51% 5.47% 3.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.64% 33.33% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £290 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
22 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.06% 16.42% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 25
Average daily rate £290 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £433 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
North West

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 3 £290 - 5
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) WPF
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) WinForms
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 3 (42.86%) WCF
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Remoting
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) Telerik
6 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 2 (28.57%) C++
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) WPF
4 3 (42.86%) WinForms
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Remoting
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
1 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Telerik
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