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 30 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 86 68
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 0.89% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.17% 7.08% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 15
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00%  

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 232 226 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.52% 12.58% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 152 138
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Salford - 1 £400 - 1
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 20 (66.67%) .NET
2 19 (63.33%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) MVC
5 8 (26.67%) HTML
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (20.00%) CSS
7 6 (20.00%) Web Services
8 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (16.67%) Selenium
9 4 (13.33%) QA
9 4 (13.33%) jQuery
9 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 4 (13.33%) HTML5
9 4 (13.33%) Web Design
9 4 (13.33%) Windows
9 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (13.33%) Relational Database

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 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.33%) MS Access
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) MSI
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) gulp
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) NUnit
5 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.33%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) webpack
General
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) HTML Developer
5 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Report Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) HTML
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (20.00%) CSS
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (13.33%) HTML5
6 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.67%) CSS3
7 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (6.67%) Node.js
7 2 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.67%) XML
8 1 (3.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) MVC
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) Web Design
6 3 (10.00%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.67%) UML
7 2 (6.67%) Usability Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) VB
5 2 (6.67%) VB6
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Nintex
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Wonderware
Manchester, Lancashire
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