Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 38 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 +56
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 27 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.01% 4.10% 7.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.78% 37.50% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 46
Lancashire median daily rate £345 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £302 £251 £205
90th Percentile £449 £438 £488
North West median daily rate £350 £358 £325
% change year-on-year -2.10% +10.00% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 92 72 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 20.54% 10.93% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 39 126
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £210
90th Percentile £624 £463 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.11%
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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Preston -11 2 - - 1
Chorley +7 1 £300 +22.45%
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) WinForms
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
4 4 (44.44%) VB6
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) WPF
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) XSD
4 4 (44.44%) XSLT
4 4 (44.44%) VB
4 4 (44.44%) ClearCase
4 4 (44.44%) Rational Robot
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) RIA
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) RDBMS

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) ClearCase
2 4 (44.44%) Rational Robot
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Avionics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 6 (66.67%) WinForms
1 6 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
2 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) XSD
2 4 (44.44%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) RIA
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) SOLID
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) VB
3 4 (44.44%) VB6
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) XMLA
5 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft