The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 30 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.98% - 3.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.90% - 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £375 - £415
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £419
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 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 42 25 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 16.60% 10.04% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 8
Median daily rate £405 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Liverpool

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Liverpool

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) J2EE
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) OLAP
2 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (10.00%) OLTP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (30.00%) CRM Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) CMS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (30.00%) J2EE
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (10.00%) LINQ
5 1 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (10.00%) WF
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Sitecore