Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 107 116
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 63 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.07% 0.91% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.91% 5.41% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 16
Manchester median daily rate £391 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% -3.45% +17.41%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £206
90th Percentile £438 £438 £456
North West median daily rate £382 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +9.14% +6.87% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £41.88
% change year-on-year +1.59% -5.97% +13.18%

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 636 444 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.86% 16.76% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 296 304
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £265
90th Percentile £575 £497 £509
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 5
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £31.75 £30.45 £28.55
90th Percentile £54.38 £48.50 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% +3.75% -

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +5 5 £395 -
Salford +1 1 - - 1
Sale - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 54 (85.71%) C#
2 45 (71.43%) .NET
3 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 33 (52.38%) Web Services
5 30 (47.62%) MVC
6 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 27 (42.86%) SQL
8 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
9 24 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (36.51%) XML
11 22 (34.92%) HTML
12 19 (30.16%) TDD
13 17 (26.98%) jQuery
13 17 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (26.98%) HTML5
14 16 (25.40%) CSS
15 15 (23.81%) .NET Framework
15 15 (23.81%) REST
16 14 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (20.63%) CMS
17 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
18 12 (19.05%) Windows
18 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
18 12 (19.05%) LINQ
19 11 (17.46%) WCF
19 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
19 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS

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 13 (20.63%) CMS
2 10 (15.87%) Orchard CMS
3 9 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.94%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.70%) GitHub
3 6 (9.52%) SaaS
4 3 (4.76%) Boomi
4 3 (4.76%) iPaaS
4 3 (4.76%) npm
5 1 (1.59%) IaaS
5 1 (1.59%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) SMS
1 2 (3.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (12.70%) RavenDB
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
1 11 (17.46%) JIRA
2 8 (12.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (12.70%) Bitbucket
2 8 (12.70%) SonarQube
3 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.94%) eggPlant
4 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.76%) Grunt
5 3 (4.76%) ReSharper
5 3 (4.76%) Subversion
6 2 (3.17%) NUnit
6 2 (3.17%) Selenium
6 2 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (3.17%) WiX
7 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.59%) JUnit
7 1 (1.59%) MSTest
7 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (12.70%) Law
2 7 (11.11%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Games
3 5 (7.94%) Legal
4 4 (6.35%) Publishing
5 3 (4.76%) Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Billing
5 3 (4.76%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) WebOps Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (71.43%) .NET
2 33 (52.38%) Web Services
3 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 24 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 23 (36.51%) XML
6 22 (34.92%) HTML
7 17 (26.98%) HTML5
7 17 (26.98%) jQuery
8 16 (25.40%) CSS
9 15 (23.81%) .NET Framework
9 15 (23.81%) REST
10 14 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (19.05%) LINQ
12 11 (17.46%) ADO.NET
12 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
12 11 (17.46%) SOAP
12 11 (17.46%) WCF
13 10 (15.87%) .NET Core
14 9 (14.29%) JSON
14 9 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) User Experience
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (4.76%) Semantic Web
5 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) MVC
3 19 (30.16%) TDD
4 17 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
6 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
6 10 (15.87%) Web Operations
7 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
7 8 (12.70%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.11%) Data Management
8 7 (11.11%) DevOps
8 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) Code Coverage
9 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.94%) ATDD
10 5 (7.94%) User Stories
11 4 (6.35%) BDD
11 4 (6.35%) Front End Development
11 4 (6.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (85.71%) C#
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.87%) C++
5 9 (14.29%) XPath
6 5 (7.94%) Java
7 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.35%) VB
8 3 (4.76%) PHP
8 3 (4.76%) R
8 3 (4.76%) VC++
9 2 (3.17%) VBA
10 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Varnish
2 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Kibana
2 6 (9.52%) Puppet
3 5 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.76%) Adobe
3 3 (4.76%) Informatica
3 3 (4.76%) Intapp
3 3 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 3 (4.76%) Okta
3 3 (4.76%) SnapLogic
4 2 (3.17%) Capita
5 1 (1.59%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.59%) WorldPay