Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 20 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 40 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.88% 0.34% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.79% 1.47% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Chester median daily rate £500 - £275
10th Percentile £345 - £263
90th Percentile £520 - £303
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £375 £301
% change year-on-year -13.33% +24.48% -3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 - £37.50

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 Chester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 29 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.62% 22.97% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 61 28
Chester median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £291 £313 £267
90th Percentile £484 £488 £494
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Chester median hourly rate - - £35.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +10.29%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Chester

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Chester

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Chester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Chester

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 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 Chester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ReSharper
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Credit Risk
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) FxCop
2 3 (75.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (75.00%) T4 Templates
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (50.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) PegaRULES
3 2 (50.00%) DataPower
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) CA
4 1 (25.00%) W3C
4 1 (25.00%) Windows

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (50.00%) PegaRULES
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) FxCop
1 3 (75.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (75.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) T4 Templates
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Grunt
3 1 (25.00%) gulp
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Umbraco Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (75.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (50.00%) DataPower
3 1 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Pega