Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 125 77
Rank change year-on-year +35 -48 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 47 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.59% 1.08% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.16% 7.14% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 45
Manchester median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £298 £291 £213
90th Percentile £538 £438 £445
North West median daily rate £360 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +0.63% +10.00% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +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 513 532 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.33% 15.10% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 371 295
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £292 £306 £267
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 27
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.81 £25.00
90th Percentile £58.50 £40.00 £41.40
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +9 6 - -
Bolton -1 3 £350 +16.67%
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (72.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (57.45%) .NET
3 23 (48.94%) C#
3 23 (48.94%) SQL
4 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET
7 13 (27.66%) HTML
8 12 (25.53%) Web Services
9 11 (23.40%) MVC
9 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (21.28%) Windows
10 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
11 9 (19.15%) CRM
11 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
11 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (17.02%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (17.02%) Migration
13 7 (14.89%) TDD
13 7 (14.89%) WPF
13 7 (14.89%) LINQ
13 7 (14.89%) Workflow
13 7 (14.89%) XML
13 7 (14.89%) Java
13 7 (14.89%) C++
13 7 (14.89%) CSS
13 7 (14.89%) Sitecore
13 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2014

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 (19.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.26%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (72.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.26%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.13%) DTS
8 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (6.38%) Toad
4 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) MorphX
4 2 (4.26%) ReSharper
4 2 (4.26%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.13%) C++Builder
5 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.13%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 6 (12.77%) Legal
2 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Software Developer
4 6 (12.77%) C++ Developer
4 6 (12.77%) CRM Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C++ Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Sitecore Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (57.45%) .NET
2 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.66%) HTML
4 12 (25.53%) Web Services
5 7 (14.89%) CSS
5 7 (14.89%) LINQ
5 7 (14.89%) WPF
5 7 (14.89%) XML
6 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (12.77%) WSDL
7 5 (10.64%) Ajax
7 5 (10.64%) CSS3
7 5 (10.64%) HTML5
7 5 (10.64%) jQuery
7 5 (10.64%) Regular Expression
7 5 (10.64%) SOAP
8 4 (8.51%) Middleware
9 3 (6.38%) WCF
10 2 (4.26%) JSON
10 2 (4.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.26%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) MVC
3 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (19.15%) CRM
4 8 (17.02%) Migration
5 7 (14.89%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Workflow
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.64%) ETL
6 5 (10.64%) Release Management
6 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.51%) Analytics
7 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Security Hardening
8 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.38%) Database Security
8 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Search
8 3 (6.38%) Workflow Development
9 2 (4.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) C#
1 23 (48.94%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) C++
3 7 (14.89%) Java
4 6 (12.77%) VB
5 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.26%) X++
6 2 (4.26%) XPath
7 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) Docker
3 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Rancher
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Sitecore
3 5 (10.64%) SendGrid
4 3 (6.38%) Nintex
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) Embarcadero