Period
to 16 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 87 125
Rank change year-on-year -22 +38 -56
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 44 60 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.48% 2.14% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.86% 11.95% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 18
Manchester median daily rate £415 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +9.09% +5.53%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £304
90th Percentile £475 £600 £399
North West median daily rate £430 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +14.67% +11.11% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +3.23%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +2.56%

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 641 502 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.58% 17.91% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 336 357
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £300
90th Percentile £613 £563 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year +1.86% -2.42% +10.00%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 - 5 £405 -
Stockport +2 3 £325 - 2
Altrincham - 1 £425 - 1
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 (77.27%) C#
2 30 (68.18%) .NET
3 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 18 (40.91%) SQL
5 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (34.09%) MVC
8 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (29.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (29.55%) .NET Framework
9 13 (29.55%) HTML
10 12 (27.27%) CSS
10 12 (27.27%) Web Services
10 12 (27.27%) XML
10 12 (27.27%) HTML5
11 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (25.00%) jQuery
11 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 10 (22.73%) SOAP
12 10 (22.73%) TDD
12 10 (22.73%) GitHub
12 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework
12 10 (22.73%) RESTful
12 10 (22.73%) RavenDB
12 10 (22.73%) CSS3
12 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Core
13 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (18.18%) DevOps

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 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) Confluence
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (22.73%) GitHub
4 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.73%) RavenDB
3 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.27%) Biml
6 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.27%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 6 (13.64%) Selenium
3 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.82%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
1 4 (9.09%) Law
2 2 (4.55%) Automotive
2 2 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 22 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Developer in Test
7 2 (4.55%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (68.18%) .NET
2 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 13 (29.55%) .NET Framework
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) CSS
4 12 (27.27%) HTML5
4 12 (27.27%) Web Services
4 12 (27.27%) XML
5 11 (25.00%) jQuery
5 11 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Core
6 10 (22.73%) CSS3
6 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework
6 10 (22.73%) RESTful
6 10 (22.73%) SOAP
7 8 (18.18%) JSON
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Semantic Web
2 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (34.09%) MVC
4 10 (22.73%) TDD
5 8 (18.18%) DevOps
5 8 (18.18%) Ontologies
5 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (18.18%) Static Code Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) SOA
7 4 (9.09%) CRM
7 4 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.55%) Cross-Platform Development
8 2 (4.55%) Document Management
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) C#
2 18 (40.91%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.64%) R
5 4 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.09%) VBA
6 3 (6.82%) Java
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.55%) C
8 1 (2.27%) U-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) VC++
8 1 (2.27%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Databricks
2 1 (2.27%) Google
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Vertica