The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - - 5.26%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £333
% change year-on-year +4.28% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +7.05%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 0 7 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - 9.72% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.49% +14.17%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Stoke-on-Trent

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) jQuery
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (100.00%) StructureMap
1 6 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) AutoMapper
1 6 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
3 4 (66.67%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (66.67%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (100.00%) AutoMapper
1 6 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 6 (100.00%) jQuery
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) StructureMap
1 6 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
3 4 (66.67%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) TypeScript