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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 106 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 49 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.62% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.96% 14.62% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 26
Median daily rate £354 £406 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £241 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
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
492 424 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.49% 11.05% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 258 180
Median daily rate £400 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.47% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 July 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 July 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 -8 19 £400 -5.88% 5
Manchester -12 19 £345 +15.00% 15
Cheshire +9 8 £344 +5.76% 9
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 70 (66.67%) C#
2 54 (51.43%) .NET
3 49 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 44 (41.90%) SQL Server
5 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
6 31 (29.52%) MVC
7 30 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (27.62%) jQuery
9 26 (24.76%) HTML
10 23 (21.90%) SQL
10 23 (21.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (20.95%) ASP.NET
12 19 (18.10%) CSS
13 18 (17.14%) Linux
13 18 (17.14%) CRM
13 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
13 18 (17.14%) AngularJS
14 17 (16.19%) Windows
15 16 (15.24%) XML
15 16 (15.24%) C
15 16 (15.24%) Subversion
15 16 (15.24%) HTML5
16 15 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (14.29%) C++
16 15 (14.29%) Eclipse
17 14 (13.33%) SharePoint
17 14 (13.33%) Tuxedo
17 14 (13.33%) Red Hat
17 14 (13.33%) COBOL

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 14 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 14 (13.33%) Tuxedo
2 7 (6.67%) TPMS
3 4 (3.81%) IIS
4 3 (2.86%) CMS
4 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.95%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.95%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Internet
2 4 (3.81%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.95%) DNS
4 1 (0.95%) Firewall
4 1 (0.95%) RS-232
4 1 (0.95%) RS-422
4 1 (0.95%) RS-485
4 1 (0.95%) SMTP
4 1 (0.95%) SSH
4 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (41.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.86%) Redis
8 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.95%) MySQL
10 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.95%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (15.24%) Subversion
3 15 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 13 (12.38%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.62%) Mercurial
6 5 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.81%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.86%) JIRA
8 3 (2.86%) Selenium
8 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.90%) CMake
9 2 (1.90%) Gradle
9 2 (1.90%) InstallShield
9 2 (1.90%) MorphX
9 2 (1.90%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.90%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.90%) WiX
General
1 4 (3.81%) Publishing
2 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Avionics
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Finance
4 1 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 87 (82.86%) Developer
2 22 (20.95%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.38%) CRM Developer
4 11 (10.48%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 9 (8.57%) SQL Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Middleware Developer
8 7 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.67%) Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Lead Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Technical Developer
11 4 (3.81%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.81%) C Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Report Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (51.43%) .NET
2 29 (27.62%) jQuery
3 26 (24.76%) HTML
4 22 (20.95%) ASP.NET
5 19 (18.10%) CSS
6 18 (17.14%) AngularJS
7 16 (15.24%) HTML5
7 16 (15.24%) XML
8 14 (13.33%) Middleware
9 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (11.43%) CSS3
10 10 (9.52%) .NET Framework
10 10 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (6.67%) Web Services
11 7 (6.67%) WPF
12 6 (5.71%) Backbone.js
12 6 (5.71%) Entity Framework
13 5 (4.76%) JSON
13 5 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 6 (5.71%) Data Integration
1 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.76%) iPad
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.90%) Replication
5 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.95%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Linux
2 17 (16.19%) Windows
3 14 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (13.33%) VME
4 11 (10.48%) Unix
5 8 (7.62%) AIX
6 5 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) MVC
2 30 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.14%) CRM
4 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (10.48%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.48%) Web Development
6 10 (9.52%) OOP
6 10 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.57%) Scrum
8 8 (7.62%) Business Development
8 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.62%) Workflow
9 7 (6.67%) OO
9 7 (6.67%) SOLID
10 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.71%) TDD
11 5 (4.76%) Automated Testing
11 5 (4.76%) Requirements Management
11 5 (4.76%) SDLC
11 5 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 70 (66.67%) C#
2 49 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.90%) SQL
4 16 (15.24%) C
5 15 (14.29%) C++
6 14 (13.33%) COBOL
7 12 (11.43%) T-SQL
8 9 (8.57%) Java
8 9 (8.57%) VB
9 6 (5.71%) VB.NET
10 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.76%) VC++
11 4 (3.81%) XAML
12 2 (1.90%) VB6
12 2 (1.90%) VBA
12 2 (1.90%) X++
13 1 (0.95%) Ada
13 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) Delphi
13 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (5.71%) Degree
4 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.90%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.95%) Firmware
3 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) ICL
2 14 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 11 (10.48%) Oracle
4 9 (8.57%) Micro Focus
5 7 (6.67%) IBM
6 3 (2.86%) VMware
7 2 (1.90%) Apple
7 2 (1.90%) Facebook
7 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.90%) Tableau
7 2 (1.90%) Telerik
7 2 (1.90%) Twitter
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.95%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.95%) HP
8 1 (0.95%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.95%) Perforce
8 1 (0.95%) SOTI
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