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 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 8.33% 5.00% 10.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 35.29% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £225 - £297
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +23.07%

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 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 23.61% 22.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 5
Median daily rate £250 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

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 27 February 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) jQuery
4 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (66.67%) System Testing
4 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (66.67%) LINQ
4 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (66.67%) StructureMap
4 6 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (66.67%) AutoMapper
4 6 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (66.67%) TypeScript
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (55.56%) Workflow
6 4 (44.44%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (44.44%) NHS
7 3 (33.33%) SOAP
7 3 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (33.33%) Web Development
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (66.67%) AutoMapper
3 6 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 6 (66.67%) LINQ
3 6 (66.67%) StructureMap
3 6 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (33.33%) RESTful
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) WCF
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) XHTML
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) System Testing
2 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Workflow
4 4 (44.44%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (33.33%) Web Development
6 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
7 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile First
7 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 6 (66.67%) TypeScript
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) XPath