Period
to 18 September 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 18 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 105 128
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -39
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 58 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.81% 1.35% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.03% 7.85% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 15
Manchester median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +10.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £293
90th Percentile £450 £413 £445
North West median daily rate £391 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.58% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 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 £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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 722 497 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.58% 17.20% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 329 341
Manchester median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.38%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £281
90th Percentile £566 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £414 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +3.44% +1.59% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 8
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £26.56
90th Percentile £39.63 £46.00 £42.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.49% +1.25% +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 18 September 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 18 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
Stockport -3 3 £395 - 3
Sale - 3 £375 - 1
Salford - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 44 (75.86%) C#
2 38 (65.52%) .NET
3 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
5 23 (39.66%) Web Services
6 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
7 20 (34.48%) MVC
8 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
9 16 (27.59%) SQL
9 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (24.14%) HTML
10 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (22.41%) TDD
12 12 (20.69%) CMS
12 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
12 12 (20.69%) JIRA
12 12 (20.69%) jQuery
12 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (20.69%) HTML5
13 11 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (18.97%) .NET Core
13 11 (18.97%) CSS
13 11 (18.97%) XML
14 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
14 10 (17.24%) Web Operations
14 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
14 10 (17.24%) Orchard CMS
14 10 (17.24%) GitHub
14 10 (17.24%) Kibana
15 9 (15.52%) Elasticsearch

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 12 (20.69%) CMS
2 10 (17.24%) Orchard CMS
3 9 (15.52%) Confluence
3 9 (15.52%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (17.24%) GitHub
3 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Boomi
5 1 (1.72%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.72%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (1.72%) FTP
3 1 (1.72%) Multicast
3 1 (1.72%) SSL
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (13.79%) RavenDB
4 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.72%) DB2
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
1 12 (20.69%) JIRA
2 9 (15.52%) Selenium
2 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.07%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
5 3 (5.17%) JMeter
5 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.45%) eggPlant
6 2 (3.45%) NUnit
6 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.45%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.72%) C++Builder
7 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.72%) JUnit
7 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.72%) WiX
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Law
2 4 (6.90%) Publishing
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 10 (17.24%) WebOps Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Internet Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (65.52%) .NET
2 23 (39.66%) Web Services
3 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
4 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (24.14%) HTML
6 12 (20.69%) HTML5
6 12 (20.69%) jQuery
7 11 (18.97%) .NET Core
7 11 (18.97%) CSS
7 11 (18.97%) XML
8 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
9 9 (15.52%) CSS3
10 8 (13.79%) RESTful
10 8 (13.79%) SOAP
10 8 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET Core
12 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
12 5 (8.62%) Entity Framework
13 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
13 4 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
2 3 (5.17%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) MVC
3 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (22.41%) TDD
5 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 10 (17.24%) Web Operations
6 7 (12.07%) DevOps
6 7 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.62%) Scrum
8 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.90%) Static Code Analysis
10 3 (5.17%) Front End Development
10 3 (5.17%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.17%) Ontologies
10 3 (5.17%) SOA
10 3 (5.17%) User Stories
10 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.45%) Code Coverage
11 2 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 44 (75.86%) C#
2 16 (27.59%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) C++
3 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.90%) VC++
6 3 (5.17%) R
7 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.45%) VBScript
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.72%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Varnish
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Kibana
2 3 (5.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.45%) Terraform
4 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.72%) Capita
3 1 (1.72%) Informatica
3 1 (1.72%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.72%) Okta
3 1 (1.72%) SnapLogic
3 1 (1.72%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.72%) Xamarin