The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Stockport region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 2.63% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 18.42% 7.14% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
Manchester

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) OOP
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) Wonderware
5 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Mathematics

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) Ninject
4 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OOP
1 3 (60.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Wonderware