Period
to 21 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 46 36
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.63% 1.89% 4.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.68% 15.07% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 16
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £413 £284 £248
90th Percentile £438 £469 £435
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Lancashire median hourly rate - £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +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 Lancashire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 149 73 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.46% 12.56% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 45 49
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £364 £277 £263
90th Percentile £557 £642 £476
North West median daily rate £418 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +4.38% +1.59% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 16
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30.69 £36.88 £36.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.00 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -10.49% -0.61% +8.67%

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 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 September 2018. 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
Blackpool - 2 £425 - 1
Preston +18 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 3 (75.00%) COBOL
1 3 (75.00%) Micro Focus
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) IDMS
1 3 (75.00%) TPMS
1 3 (75.00%) VME
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SignalR
2 1 (25.00%) AutoMapper
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) TPMS
2 1 (25.00%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) IDMS
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AutoMapper
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) SignalR
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft