The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.17% 2.70% 3.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.65% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £215 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Development Applications Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 23.61% 13.51% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
Median daily rate £275 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) System Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) WCF
4 3 (50.00%) LINQ
4 3 (50.00%) Workflow
4 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (50.00%) AutoMapper
4 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) StructureMap

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (50.00%) AutoMapper
3 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (50.00%) LINQ
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) StructureMap
3 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XHTML
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile First
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (33.33%) XPath