Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 21 February 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 50 46
Rank change year-on-year -16 -4 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.49% 1.13% 3.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.91% 4.42% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Lancashire median daily rate £225 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +13.21% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £270 £213
90th Percentile £475 £318 £380
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +7.50% +18.52% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 - £40.00
10th Percentile £33.84 - £36.85
90th Percentile £41.16 - £42.80
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 186 113 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.20% 25.51% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 79 52
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £423 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +0.60% +22.18%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £231
90th Percentile £625 £544 £575
North West median daily rate £430 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 31
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -4.71% +7.26%
10th Percentile £33.84 £38.20 £36.88
90th Percentile £44.35 £48.82 £50.00
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +11.84%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Blackburn - 4 £225 -
Preston - 3 - - 2
Blackpool +4 1 £450 +63.64%
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) C#
3 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) Apple
6 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (36.36%) UX Design
6 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
6 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (36.36%) User Experience
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (36.36%) Vue.js
6 4 (36.36%) SOLID
6 4 (36.36%) .NET Core
6 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (18.18%) Micro Focus
8 2 (18.18%) Red Hat

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Linux Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Core
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
3 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
3 4 (36.36%) Vue.js
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) VME
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) SOLID
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) UX Design
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) COBOL
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Micro Focus
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat