The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 103 64 95
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 53 105 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 2.54% 1.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.18% 16.61% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 65 44
Median daily rate £350 £303 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £434 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
474 632 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.72% 15.26% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 355 257
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £27.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the North West region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the North West region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
Manchester -28 16 £344 +5.76% 8
Cheshire +15 14 £376 +17.34% 5
Lancashire -21 13 £325 +54.76% 5
Merseyside +10 8 £388 - 4
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 71 (68.93%) C#
2 69 (66.99%) .NET
3 54 (52.43%) SQL Server
4 45 (43.69%) Microsoft
5 36 (34.95%) ASP.NET
5 36 (34.95%) JavaScript
6 30 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (27.18%) MVC
7 28 (27.18%) HTML
8 27 (26.21%) SQL
9 26 (25.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (21.36%) Windows
11 21 (20.39%) SharePoint
12 20 (19.42%) CSS
13 19 (18.45%) XML
13 19 (18.45%) jQuery
13 19 (18.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
14 17 (16.50%) Workflow
15 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (14.56%) CRM
17 14 (13.59%) Web Services
17 14 (13.59%) Dynamics CRM
18 13 (12.62%) T-SQL
18 13 (12.62%) HTML5
19 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
19 12 (11.65%) SQL Server 2008
20 11 (10.68%) WPF
20 11 (10.68%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 21 (20.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.85%) Tuxedo
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.97%) TPMS
6 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) InfoPath
2 5 (4.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) Internet
2 6 (5.83%) Intranet
3 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.88%) Extranet
5 1 (0.97%) NAS
5 1 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (52.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (11.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (7.77%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.91%) Redis
8 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.97%) MS Access
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.97%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (25.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.80%) Selenium
3 6 (5.83%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.85%) Subversion
4 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (3.88%) Rational Robot
6 3 (2.91%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.91%) JIRA
6 3 (2.91%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.91%) MSI
6 3 (2.91%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.94%) MorphX
7 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.97%) NUnit
8 1 (0.97%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Retail
3 4 (3.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (77.67%) Developer
2 32 (31.07%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.56%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.68%) CRM Developer
4 11 (10.68%) Software Developer
5 10 (9.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.74%) SQL Developer
7 8 (7.77%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (6.80%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Tester
10 5 (4.85%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) .NET Web Developer
12 3 (2.91%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (2.91%) Head of Development
12 3 (2.91%) Middleware Developer
12 3 (2.91%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (66.99%) .NET
2 36 (34.95%) ASP.NET
3 28 (27.18%) HTML
4 20 (19.42%) CSS
5 19 (18.45%) jQuery
5 19 (18.45%) XML
6 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
7 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (13.59%) Web Services
9 13 (12.62%) HTML5
10 11 (10.68%) AngularJS
10 11 (10.68%) WPF
11 10 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (9.71%) WinForms
12 8 (7.77%) Ajax
12 8 (7.77%) Entity Framework
13 7 (6.80%) WCF
13 7 (6.80%) WF
14 6 (5.83%) CSS3
14 6 (5.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Data Integration
2 5 (4.85%) iPad
2 5 (4.85%) User Experience
3 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.36%) Windows
2 10 (9.71%) Linux
3 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.85%) VME
4 3 (2.91%) AIX
4 3 (2.91%) Unix
5 2 (1.94%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.97%) Android
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.18%) MVC
3 17 (16.50%) Workflow
4 15 (14.56%) CRM
5 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
6 10 (9.71%) SOA
6 10 (9.71%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.74%) Business Development
7 9 (8.74%) SDLC
8 7 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.80%) Scrum
8 7 (6.80%) TDD
8 7 (6.80%) User Stories
8 7 (6.80%) Web Development
9 6 (5.83%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (4.85%) SOLID
11 4 (3.88%) Analytics
11 4 (3.88%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.88%) Migration
11 4 (3.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (68.93%) C#
2 36 (34.95%) JavaScript
3 27 (26.21%) SQL
4 13 (12.62%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.71%) VB.NET
6 9 (8.74%) C++
7 8 (7.77%) C
8 7 (6.80%) Java
8 7 (6.80%) VB
9 6 (5.83%) VB6
10 5 (4.85%) COBOL
11 4 (3.88%) X++
12 2 (1.94%) Delphi
12 2 (1.94%) VBScript
13 1 (0.97%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.97%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.97%) Ruby
13 1 (0.97%) VBA
13 1 (0.97%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.77%) Degree
3 7 (6.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.97%) MCP
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.97%) Firmware
2 1 (0.97%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.97%) VMware GSX
2 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) MOM
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) SCOM
2 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (43.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle
3 6 (5.83%) Google
4 5 (4.85%) ICL
4 5 (4.85%) Nintex
4 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.91%) Micro Focus
5 3 (2.91%) Telerik
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco
6 2 (1.94%) HP
7 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) Dell
7 1 (0.97%) EMC
7 1 (0.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.97%) NetApp
7 1 (0.97%) SAP
7 1 (0.97%) Teradata
7 1 (0.97%) VMware
7 1 (0.97%) Xilinx
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