Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 January 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 > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 125 68
Rank change year-on-year +38 -57 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 60 30 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.14% 0.95% 2.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.95% 5.78% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 58
Manchester median daily rate £375 £344 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.53% +8.58%
10th Percentile £300 £304 £213
90th Percentile £600 £399 £426
North West median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 12
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 502 519 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.93% 16.35% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 357 362
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £265
90th Percentile £563 £500 £493
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 27
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £36.25 £30.55 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £40.00 £41.40
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% +7.14%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Stockport +11 5 - - 1
Bolton 0 3 £350 - 3
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 44 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 39 (65.00%) .NET
3 32 (53.33%) C#
4 29 (48.33%) Microsoft
5 24 (40.00%) SQL
6 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (33.33%) Web Services
8 18 (30.00%) XML
9 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
9 17 (28.33%) Windows
10 13 (21.67%) MVC
11 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (20.00%) HTML
11 12 (20.00%) REST
12 11 (18.33%) Waterfall
12 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (18.33%) LINQ
13 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 10 (16.67%) .NET Framework
14 9 (15.00%) CRM
14 9 (15.00%) SOAP
14 9 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
15 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
15 8 (13.33%) QA
15 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.33%) CMS
5 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) GitHub
3 4 (6.67%) Boomi
3 4 (6.67%) iPaaS
4 3 (5.00%) IaaS
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (3.33%) npm
6 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Intranet
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.33%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.67%) DTS
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.33%) JIRA
3 4 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.00%) MSI
4 3 (5.00%) ReSharper
4 3 (5.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.00%) Toad
4 3 (5.00%) WinDbg
5 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.33%) Grunt
5 2 (3.33%) MorphX
5 2 (3.33%) Subversion
6 1 (1.67%) C++Builder
6 1 (1.67%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.67%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.67%) Selenium
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
1 7 (11.67%) Legal
2 5 (8.33%) General Ledger
3 4 (6.67%) Billing
4 3 (5.00%) Advertising
4 3 (5.00%) Back Office
4 3 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (58.33%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) CRM Developer
4 5 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Sitecore Architect
5 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (65.00%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) Web Services
3 18 (30.00%) XML
4 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
5 12 (20.00%) HTML
5 12 (20.00%) REST
6 11 (18.33%) LINQ
7 10 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 9 (15.00%) SOAP
9 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (11.67%) ADO.NET
10 7 (11.67%) CSS
10 7 (11.67%) HTML5
10 7 (11.67%) WCF
10 7 (11.67%) XSLT
11 6 (10.00%) WPF
12 5 (8.33%) CSS3
12 5 (8.33%) jQuery
12 5 (8.33%) Regular Expression
12 5 (8.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) Replication
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) MVC
3 11 (18.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (15.00%) CRM
5 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.33%) Migration
5 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (11.67%) Data Modelling
6 7 (11.67%) Workflow
7 6 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) Release Management
8 5 (8.33%) TDD
9 4 (6.67%) Analytics
9 4 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (6.67%) Master Data Management
9 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) C#
2 24 (40.00%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.67%) XPath
5 6 (10.00%) C++
5 6 (10.00%) Java
6 5 (8.33%) VB
7 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.00%) Python
9 2 (3.33%) PHP
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.33%) X++
10 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) ISEB
2 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Docker
3 4 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Rancher
2 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Sitecore
3 5 (8.33%) SendGrid
4 4 (6.67%) Informatica
4 4 (6.67%) MuleSoft
4 4 (6.67%) SnapLogic
5 3 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) Nintex
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) Adobe
6 2 (3.33%) Blue Prism
6 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) Capita
7 1 (1.67%) Embarcadero