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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
North West / Merseyside
Rank 30 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.55% 1.25% 3.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.45% 13.33% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £388 - £408
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%

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
49 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.81% 9.38% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 9
Median daily rate £405 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 8 £388 - 4
Wirral -1 2 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) SOA
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 7 (41.18%) C#
6 6 (35.29%) HTML
6 6 (35.29%) CSS
6 6 (35.29%) XML
6 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
7 5 (29.41%) UML
7 5 (29.41%) WCF
7 5 (29.41%) jQuery
8 4 (23.53%) WF
8 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (23.53%) User Experience
8 4 (23.53%) SDLC
8 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Workflow
9 3 (17.65%) Google
9 3 (17.65%) InfoPath
9 3 (17.65%) Degree

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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) InfoPath
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Extranet
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) OLAP
3 1 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (5.88%) OLTP
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (17.65%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (17.65%) CRM Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Head of Development
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 6 (35.29%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) WF
6 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
6 3 (17.65%) J2EE
6 3 (17.65%) Middleware
7 2 (11.76%) Ajax
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (11.76%) CSS3
7 2 (11.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) SOA
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) UML
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) BPEL
6 2 (11.76%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) Microservices
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Dell
2 3 (17.65%) EMC
2 3 (17.65%) Google
2 3 (17.65%) Nintex
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle