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 3 months to 23 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 89 73
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% 0.66% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 5.48% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 14
Median daily rate £363 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 217 219 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.60% 12.04% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 146 79
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) C#
3 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (30.43%) CSS
6 7 (30.43%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 5 (21.74%) HTML5
9 4 (17.39%) jQuery
9 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (17.39%) CSS3
9 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 4 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
9 4 (17.39%) MVC
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (13.04%) BPEL
10 3 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
10 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
10 3 (13.04%) C++
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle

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 3 (13.04%) EPiServer
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) gulp
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) webpack
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Development Director
4 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (8.70%) HTML Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Head of Development
5 1 (4.35%) Report Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 5 (21.74%) HTML5
6 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (17.39%) CSS3
6 4 (17.39%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (13.04%) Angular 2
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (13.04%) LESS
7 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 3 (13.04%) WSDL
8 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.70%) Apache Flex
8 2 (8.70%) REST
9 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
9 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) BPEL
4 3 (13.04%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Microservices
4 3 (13.04%) Mobile First
4 3 (13.04%) Prototyping
4 3 (13.04%) SOA
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) TypeScript
6 2 (8.70%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) Scala
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.35%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Wonderware
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