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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.83% 5.91% 2.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.95% 56.52% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Visual Studio
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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
61 69 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.97% 10.45% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 20
Average daily rate £350 £315 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
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 29 August 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (90.91%) C#
3 27 (81.82%) WCF
4 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET
4 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
5 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
6 22 (66.67%) SQL
7 20 (60.61%) MVC
7 20 (60.61%) jQuery
8 18 (54.55%) CSS
8 18 (54.55%) .NET Framework
9 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (45.45%) Windows
11 14 (42.42%) Logistics
11 14 (42.42%) LINQ
11 14 (42.42%) Web Development
11 14 (42.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 13 (39.39%) Scrum
13 10 (30.30%) Subversion
14 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
15 8 (24.24%) Web Services
15 8 (24.24%) C++
15 8 (24.24%) Embedded C++
15 8 (24.24%) Windows CE
15 8 (24.24%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (24.24%) Pocket PC
15 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
15 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
15 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (9.09%) IIS
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Subversion
2 8 (24.24%) JIRA
3 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (57.58%) Web Developer
3 17 (51.52%) .NET Developer
4 16 (48.48%) ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (42.42%) .NET Web Developer
6 8 (24.24%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (9.09%) CRM Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (81.82%) WCF
3 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET
4 20 (60.61%) jQuery
5 18 (54.55%) CSS
5 18 (54.55%) .NET Framework
6 14 (42.42%) LINQ
6 14 (42.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (24.24%) Web Services
8 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (12.12%) HTML
10 2 (6.06%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Pocket PC
1 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows CE
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) MVC
2 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Logistics
3 14 (42.42%) Web Development
4 13 (39.39%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) Mobile Application Development
6 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.09%) CRM
8 2 (6.06%) Workflow
9 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.03%) TDD
9 1 (3.03%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) C#
2 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
3 22 (66.67%) SQL
4 8 (24.24%) Embedded C++
4 8 (24.24%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft