Period
to 16 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 103 122
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 48 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.54% 1.49% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.96% 8.75% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 24
Manchester median daily rate £405 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £291
90th Percentile £468 £510 £438
North West median daily rate £425 £350 £354
% change year-on-year +21.43% -1.06% +4.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 690 503 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.09% 17.02% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 336 373
Manchester median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £301
90th Percentile £593 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 6
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +2.50% +6.67%

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 November 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 November 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
Sale - 6 £405 -
Stockport +3 4 £325 - 3
Altrincham - 1 £425 - 4
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 34 (70.83%) C#
2 29 (60.42%) .NET
3 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (35.42%) SQL
6 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (29.17%) jQuery
8 14 (29.17%) HTML
9 13 (27.08%) CSS
9 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (25.00%) HTML5
10 12 (25.00%) Web Services
10 12 (25.00%) CSS3
10 12 (25.00%) GitHub
11 11 (22.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (22.92%) XML
11 11 (22.92%) MVC
11 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (22.92%) TDD
12 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
12 10 (20.83%) RESTful
12 10 (20.83%) SOAP
12 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Core
12 10 (20.83%) RavenDB
13 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
13 9 (18.75%) JIRA
14 8 (16.67%) Ontologies
14 8 (16.67%) Semantic Web

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 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.58%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (25.00%) GitHub
3 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) FTP
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) Multicast
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) RavenDB
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.08%) Biml
5 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (18.75%) JIRA
3 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.58%) Selenium
5 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.25%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.25%) JMeter
7 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.08%) C++Builder
8 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
8 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Law
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Developer
2 19 (39.58%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Automation Tester
4 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (60.42%) .NET
2 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (29.17%) HTML
3 14 (29.17%) jQuery
4 13 (27.08%) CSS
5 12 (25.00%) CSS3
5 12 (25.00%) HTML5
5 12 (25.00%) Web Services
6 11 (22.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (22.92%) XML
7 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
7 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Core
7 10 (20.83%) RESTful
7 10 (20.83%) SOAP
8 8 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (10.42%) JSON
10 4 (8.33%) Gherkin
11 3 (6.25%) Underscore.js
12 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Semantic Web
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (22.92%) MVC
3 11 (22.92%) TDD
4 8 (16.67%) DevOps
4 8 (16.67%) Ontologies
4 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
5 7 (14.58%) SOA
5 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.42%) Scrum
6 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Content Management
9 2 (4.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 2 (4.17%) Cross-Platform Development
9 2 (4.17%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.17%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) C++
4 6 (12.50%) R
5 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) Java
6 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.25%) VC++
8 2 (4.17%) C
9 1 (2.08%) U-SQL
9 1 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
9 1 (2.08%) VBScript
9 1 (2.08%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.08%) Databricks
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Vertica
3 1 (2.08%) Xamarin