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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 39 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.58% 0.59% 1.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 12.50% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £275 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
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
25 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.29% 4.72% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 7
Median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £115 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £465 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.67%

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 26 May 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 - 2 £275 - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) GSM
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) GSM
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau