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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.76% 3.13% 8.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% 33.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £275 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 19.05% 9.38% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £313 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 2 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSD
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) DevExpress
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) DevExpress