The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 48 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 14 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.48% 1.87% 5.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.64% 22.95% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 31
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £353 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Visual Studio
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
56 61 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.56% 8.13% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 47
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) .NET
4 12 (50.00%) C#
5 8 (33.33%) Web Services
6 7 (29.17%) HTML
6 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (29.17%) MVC
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (25.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.83%) XML
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.83%) jQuery
8 5 (20.83%) HTML5
8 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (16.67%) WCF
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 3 (12.50%) OO
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (12.50%) CSS3
10 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (12.50%) SDLC
11 2 (8.33%) gulp

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.33%) Grunt
1 2 (8.33%) gulp
2 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) CSS
5 5 (20.83%) XML
5 5 (20.83%) jQuery
5 5 (20.83%) HTML5
5 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
6 4 (16.67%) WCF
6 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (12.50%) CSS3
8 2 (8.33%) Backbone.js
8 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
8 2 (8.33%) REST
8 2 (8.33%) SOAP
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) OAuth
8 2 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) W3C
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) OO
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) OOD
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.17%) Product Management
7 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) WCAG
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Telerik
1 2 (8.33%) Nintex
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