Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 104 97
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.03% 1.75% 1.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.95% 7.81% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 23
Manchester median daily rate £500 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £281 £313 £273
90th Percentile £575 £450 £410
North West median daily rate £375 £391 £350
% change year-on-year -3.98% +11.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Manchester median hourly rate - £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.13% -
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% -

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 487 730 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.27% 22.48% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 499 328
Manchester median daily rate £450 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £504
North West median daily rate £435 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +4.19% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 23
Manchester median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -7.41% -2.41%

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 23 August 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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 21 (72.41%) C#
2 20 (68.97%) .NET
3 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
5 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
6 12 (41.38%) Web Services
6 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
6 12 (41.38%) DevOps
7 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
8 10 (34.48%) Scrum
9 8 (27.59%) XML
9 8 (27.59%) HTML
9 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Selenium
9 8 (27.59%) WCF
9 8 (27.59%) Azure
9 8 (27.59%) Bitbucket
10 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
10 7 (24.14%) REST
10 7 (24.14%) LINQ
10 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
10 7 (24.14%) CRM
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
10 7 (24.14%) MVC
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (20.69%) CSS

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 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (13.79%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (6.90%) Power Platform
3 2 (6.90%) SaaS
4 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) Power BI
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Bitbucket
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) JIRA
4 4 (13.79%) gulp
4 4 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (13.79%) SonarQube
4 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
5 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (10.34%) eggPlant
5 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.45%) JMeter
7 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
7 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Developer
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) QA Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) Web Services
3 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
4 8 (27.59%) HTML
4 8 (27.59%) WCF
4 8 (27.59%) XML
5 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (24.14%) LINQ
5 7 (24.14%) REST
6 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
6 6 (20.69%) ADO.NET
6 6 (20.69%) CSS
6 6 (20.69%) HTML5
6 6 (20.69%) JSON
6 6 (20.69%) SOAP
7 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
7 5 (17.24%) jQuery
7 5 (17.24%) XML Schema
7 5 (17.24%) XSLT
8 4 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) DevOps
2 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) CRM
5 7 (24.14%) MVC
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.24%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (17.24%) User Stories
6 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) OO
7 4 (13.79%) Refactoring
7 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) XPath
5 4 (13.79%) Java
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
6 2 (6.90%) X++
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PA-DSS
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Kibana
3 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) iManage
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Xamarin