Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 85 93
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.35% 1.08% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.14% 6.43% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 16
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £375 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +24.48% -3.21%
10th Percentile £302 £288 £263
90th Percentile £505 £425 £494
North West median daily rate £350 £358 £325
% change year-on-year -2.10% +10.00% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £31.00 - £36.25
90th Percentile £33.00 - £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 221 249 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.58% 16.85% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 186 181
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +12.18%
10th Percentile £305 £291 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £39.50 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +21 5 £488 +21.88% 4
Chester +14 4 £500 -
Crewe - 4 - - 2
Wilmslow +3 1 £315 -16.11%
Daresbury - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) C++
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Bitbucket
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) ADO.NET
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) CMS
7 3 (16.67%) Games
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) MSBuild
7 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 3 (16.67%) Analytics

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) CMS
1 3 (16.67%) Kinematics
1 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) PegaRULES
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) Bitbucket
3 3 (16.67%) FxCop
3 3 (16.67%) gulp
3 3 (16.67%) MSBuild
3 3 (16.67%) ReSharper
3 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) T4 Templates
4 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (11.11%) CMake
4 2 (11.11%) Gradle
4 2 (11.11%) InstallShield
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.11%) TestComplete
4 2 (11.11%) WiX
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) CRM Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Graduate
4 3 (16.67%) Graduate Applications Support
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Graduate Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Graduate Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) ADO.NET
3 3 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) CSS3
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) Sass
5 1 (5.56%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk
1 3 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) DataPower
3 1 (5.56%) PDA
3 1 (5.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Linear Algebra
4 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) Groovy
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VirtualBox
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) NVIDIA
3 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 2 (11.11%) CA
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Pega