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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 54 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.72% 2.81% 2.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.67% 24.66% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £335 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -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
84 73 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.33% 11.39% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 12
Average daily rate £350 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £388 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £31.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 15 (68.18%) C#
1 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) HTML
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) CSS
6 8 (36.36%) jQuery
7 7 (31.82%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
8 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 6 (27.27%) XML
9 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (22.73%) WCF
9 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (22.73%) HTML5
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
10 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
11 3 (13.64%) Workflow
11 3 (13.64%) TDD
11 3 (13.64%) Degree
11 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (13.64%) SOA

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Grunt
2 2 (9.09%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Web Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) HTML
3 9 (40.91%) CSS
4 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) Web Services
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 6 (27.27%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
7 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
9 3 (13.64%) SOAP
9 3 (13.64%) CSS3
10 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
10 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
10 2 (9.09%) Ember.js
10 2 (9.09%) LINQ
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (9.09%) XSLT
11 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) W3C
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Workflow
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
1 2 (9.09%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Telerik
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) Nintex