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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.32% 1.56% 5.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.37% 17.19% 54.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 23
Average daily rate
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£244 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £351 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
76 64 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.38% 9.05% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 34
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £388 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 July 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 July 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 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (59.26%) .NET
3 15 (55.56%) C#
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) Web Services
5 8 (29.63%) CSS
5 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) jQuery
6 7 (25.93%) MVC
7 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) XML
7 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) WCF
8 5 (18.52%) HTML5
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.81%) OO
9 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
10 3 (11.11%) CSS3
10 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (11.11%) SOA
10 3 (11.11%) SOAP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ReSharper
1 2 (7.41%) Grunt
1 2 (7.41%) gulp
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) HTML
2 9 (33.33%) Web Services
3 8 (29.63%) CSS
4 7 (25.93%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) XML
6 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
6 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
6 5 (18.52%) WCF
6 5 (18.52%) HTML5
6 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
7 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (7.41%) JSON
8 2 (7.41%) Backbone.js
8 2 (7.41%) Ember.js
8 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
8 2 (7.41%) REST
8 2 (7.41%) OAuth
8 2 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) W3C
1 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) MVC
3 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) OOD
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) ETL
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) WCAG
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Telerik
1 2 (7.41%) Nintex
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
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