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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 21 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.00% 3.97% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.50% 33.33% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £279 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.66% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +19.50%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16 18 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 16.00% 11.92% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 25
Median daily rate £275 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.09% +4.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards

Visual Studio
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards