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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 129 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.10% 1.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.53% 10.05% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 30
Median daily rate £340 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £223 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
465 408 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.91% 10.93% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 244 163
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.48 £81.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 30 May 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 30 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
Lancashire +10 12 £275 -15.38% 5
Cheshire -4 11 £368 +25.10% 6
Manchester -27 8 £358 +15.32% 26
Merseyside -6 2 £275 -8.33% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 87 (68.50%) C#
2 77 (60.63%) .NET
3 69 (54.33%) SQL Server
4 51 (40.16%) JavaScript
5 40 (31.50%) HTML
6 35 (27.56%) SQL
7 33 (25.98%) CSS
8 31 (24.41%) Linux
9 30 (23.62%) MVC
10 29 (22.83%) Windows
11 28 (22.05%) ASP.NET
11 28 (22.05%) Microsoft
11 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (22.05%) Subversion
11 28 (22.05%) Web Development
12 27 (21.26%) Git (software)
13 25 (19.69%) jQuery
13 25 (19.69%) Unix
14 24 (18.90%) HTML5
15 21 (16.54%) XML
15 21 (16.54%) XAML
16 20 (15.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (14.17%) .NET Framework
17 18 (14.17%) Oracle
17 18 (14.17%) C++
17 18 (14.17%) HTTP
18 17 (13.39%) Telerik
18 17 (13.39%) Silverlight
18 17 (13.39%) Responsive Web Design

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 8 (6.30%) Tuxedo
2 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.72%) TPMS
4 5 (3.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.57%) Apache
6 2 (1.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.17%) HTTP
2 5 (3.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) GSM
3 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.57%) SMTP
5 1 (0.79%) DNS
5 1 (0.79%) Firewall
5 1 (0.79%) Intranet
5 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (54.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (13.39%) Oracle Database
4 11 (8.66%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.09%) RDBMS
5 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.36%) MS Access
9 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.79%) MySQL
10 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.79%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (22.05%) Subversion
2 27 (21.26%) Git (software)
3 18 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.87%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.72%) Mercurial
5 6 (4.72%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.94%) ClearCase
6 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.15%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.36%) InstallShield
8 3 (2.36%) JIRA
8 3 (2.36%) Moq
8 3 (2.36%) Rational Robot
8 3 (2.36%) YouTrack
9 2 (1.57%) NUnit
9 2 (1.57%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.57%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.57%) Toad
General
1 9 (7.09%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.15%) Publishing
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Avionics
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (81.89%) Developer
2 43 (33.86%) .NET Developer
3 34 (26.77%) C# Developer
4 25 (19.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (14.17%) Software Developer
6 13 (10.24%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Silverlight Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Applications Developer
8 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Consultant
8 5 (3.94%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Report Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.15%) VB Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (60.63%) .NET
2 40 (31.50%) HTML
3 33 (25.98%) CSS
4 28 (22.05%) ASP.NET
5 25 (19.69%) jQuery
6 24 (18.90%) HTML5
7 21 (16.54%) XML
8 18 (14.17%) .NET Framework
9 17 (13.39%) Silverlight
10 12 (9.45%) Entity Framework
11 11 (8.66%) AngularJS
11 11 (8.66%) WPF
12 9 (7.09%) CSS3
13 8 (6.30%) Middleware
14 7 (5.51%) Web Services
15 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (4.72%) WinForms
15 6 (4.72%) XSLT
16 5 (3.94%) Backbone.js
17 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Visualisation
2 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.36%) iPad
4 3 (2.36%) NHS
4 3 (2.36%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.41%) Linux
2 29 (22.83%) Windows
3 25 (19.69%) Unix
4 16 (12.60%) Mac OS X
5 8 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.30%) VME
6 5 (3.94%) AIX
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (3.15%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.62%) MVC
2 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) Web Development
3 17 (13.39%) Responsive Web Design
4 16 (12.60%) Software Engineering
5 15 (11.81%) Web Design
6 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.66%) OO
8 10 (7.87%) TDD
8 10 (7.87%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.09%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.09%) OOP
10 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.51%) Scrum
10 7 (5.51%) SOLID
11 6 (4.72%) Requirements Management
11 6 (4.72%) SDLC
11 6 (4.72%) Validation
12 5 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 87 (68.50%) C#
2 51 (40.16%) JavaScript
3 35 (27.56%) SQL
4 21 (16.54%) XAML
5 18 (14.17%) C++
6 16 (12.60%) Python
6 16 (12.60%) Ruby
6 16 (12.60%) Scala
7 14 (11.02%) T-SQL
8 13 (10.24%) VB
9 8 (6.30%) C
9 8 (6.30%) COBOL
10 7 (5.51%) Java
11 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.72%) VC++
12 4 (3.15%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.15%) VBA
13 3 (2.36%) VB6
14 2 (1.57%) Delphi
15 1 (0.79%) Ada
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.36%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.17%) Oracle
3 17 (13.39%) Telerik
4 8 (6.30%) IBM
4 8 (6.30%) ICL
4 8 (6.30%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.72%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.36%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.36%) Tableau
6 3 (2.36%) VMware
7 2 (1.57%) Apple
7 2 (1.57%) BEA
8 1 (0.79%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) SOTI
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