Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 50 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.41% 1.17% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.77% 8.86% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +6.67% -
North West median daily rate £360 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +0.63% +10.00% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £36.50 -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 113 79 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.92% 13.26% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 51 31
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06% -4.35%
10th Percentile £256 £291 £193
90th Percentile £488 £475 £450
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £36.50 -
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 Merseyside

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside 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
Liverpool -4 1 - - 3
St Helens - 1 £300 -
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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Junior
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Xamarin