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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 13 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.74% 3.13% -
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £318 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +5.12%
Visual Studio
Staffordshire

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
5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.85% 9.38% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £318 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 27 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#