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 26 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 127 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 1.27% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.45% 11.06% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 23
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £219 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
483 425 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.88% 11.51% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 253 165
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £37.00 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £42.80 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 26 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 June 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
Lancashire +1 14 £405 +6.22% 4
Manchester -22 12 £350 +14.75% 16
Cheshire -5 6 £260 -20.00% 10
Merseyside -3 2 £275 -18.51% 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 62 (62.63%) C#
2 54 (54.55%) .NET
3 46 (46.46%) SQL Server
4 38 (38.38%) JavaScript
5 31 (31.31%) Microsoft
6 30 (30.30%) MVC
7 29 (29.29%) jQuery
8 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (26.26%) HTML
9 26 (26.26%) SQL
9 26 (26.26%) ASP.NET
10 24 (24.24%) Windows
11 22 (22.22%) CSS
12 19 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (17.17%) XML
14 16 (16.16%) Linux
14 16 (16.16%) C++
14 16 (16.16%) Subversion
15 15 (15.15%) Oracle
15 15 (15.15%) AngularJS
16 14 (14.14%) Oracle Database
16 14 (14.14%) Web Development
16 14 (14.14%) HTML5
17 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (13.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (13.13%) Eclipse
17 13 (13.13%) CSS3
18 12 (12.12%) C
18 12 (12.12%) T-SQL
18 12 (12.12%) VB

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 11 (11.11%) Tuxedo
2 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.06%) TPMS
4 5 (5.05%) IIS
5 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.03%) CMS
7 2 (2.02%) Apache
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.01%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.01%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (4.04%) HTTP
3 2 (2.02%) Intranet
3 2 (2.02%) SMTP
4 1 (1.01%) DNS
4 1 (1.01%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) RS-232
4 1 (1.01%) RS-422
4 1 (1.01%) RS-485
4 1 (1.01%) SSH
4 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (46.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.14%) Oracle Database
3 13 (13.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (10.10%) Relational Database
5 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (7.07%) RDBMS
6 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (6.06%) MongoDB
8 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.03%) Redis
10 2 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.02%) MS Access
11 1 (1.01%) MySQL
11 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.01%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.01%) PowerPivot
11 1 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (16.16%) Subversion
3 13 (13.13%) Eclipse
4 12 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.10%) Mercurial
6 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.05%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (4.04%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.03%) ClearCase
8 3 (3.03%) YouTrack
9 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.02%) CMake
9 2 (2.02%) Gradle
9 2 (2.02%) PHPUnit
9 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.02%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.02%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.02%) WiX
General
1 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.04%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Publishing
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Avionics
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (79.80%) Developer
2 22 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.13%) C# Developer
4 12 (12.12%) Software Developer
5 10 (10.10%) SQL Developer
6 9 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Applications Developer
8 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.04%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Report Developer
9 4 (4.04%) VB Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (54.55%) .NET
2 29 (29.29%) jQuery
3 26 (26.26%) ASP.NET
3 26 (26.26%) HTML
4 22 (22.22%) CSS
5 17 (17.17%) XML
6 15 (15.15%) AngularJS
7 14 (14.14%) HTML5
8 13 (13.13%) CSS3
9 11 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 11 (11.11%) Middleware
10 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (9.09%) WPF
12 8 (8.08%) Entity Framework
13 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (7.07%) Web Services
14 5 (5.05%) Backbone.js
14 5 (5.05%) JSON
15 4 (4.04%) WinForms
16 3 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.03%) iPad
4 2 (2.02%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) Linux
3 11 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (11.11%) VME
4 10 (10.10%) Unix
5 6 (6.06%) AIX
6 5 (5.05%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.30%) MVC
2 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.14%) Web Development
4 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (10.10%) OOP
5 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
6 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.09%) OO
7 8 (8.08%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.08%) Scrum
7 8 (8.08%) TDD
8 7 (7.07%) CRM
8 7 (7.07%) SOLID
8 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.06%) Validation
10 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.05%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (5.05%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.05%) Requirements Management
10 5 (5.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (62.63%) C#
2 38 (38.38%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.26%) SQL
4 16 (16.16%) C++
5 12 (12.12%) C
5 12 (12.12%) T-SQL
5 12 (12.12%) VB
6 11 (11.11%) COBOL
7 8 (8.08%) Java
8 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.05%) VB.NET
9 5 (5.05%) VC++
10 4 (4.04%) VBA
10 4 (4.04%) XAML
11 3 (3.03%) VB6
12 1 (1.01%) Ada
12 1 (1.01%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.01%) Delphi
12 1 (1.01%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) Degree
3 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.02%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.01%) Firmware
3 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (31.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.15%) Oracle
3 11 (11.11%) ICL
3 11 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.07%) IBM
4 7 (7.07%) Micro Focus
5 3 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.03%) Tableau
5 3 (3.03%) VMware
6 2 (2.02%) Apple
6 2 (2.02%) Facebook
6 2 (2.02%) Twitter
7 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.01%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.01%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) Perforce
7 1 (1.01%) SOTI
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