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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 29 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.08% 1.89% 1.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 16.90% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Median daily rate £375 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £294 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £324 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
75 71 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.69% 11.16% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 20
Median daily rate £358 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 63 (92.65%) .NET
2 53 (77.94%) .NET Framework
3 48 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (63.24%) JavaScript
6 40 (58.82%) WCF
7 37 (54.41%) C#
8 31 (45.59%) CRM
9 30 (44.12%) HTML
9 30 (44.12%) Dynamics CRM
10 28 (41.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 28 (41.18%) CSS
11 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (36.76%) SQL
13 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
14 18 (26.47%) Scrum
15 17 (25.00%) MVC
16 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET
17 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
18 13 (19.12%) jQuery
19 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
19 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
19 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
20 11 (16.18%) Web Services
20 11 (16.18%) OOD
20 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
21 10 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 9 (13.24%) Subversion
22 9 (13.24%) Oracle
22 9 (13.24%) NUnit

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) MySQL
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) SQLite
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (13.24%) CruiseControl
2 9 (13.24%) NUnit
2 9 (13.24%) Subversion
3 8 (11.76%) Moq
4 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (89.71%) Developer
2 29 (42.65%) CRM Developer
3 26 (38.24%) .NET Developer
3 26 (38.24%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 17 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Developer
6 13 (19.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (17.65%) SQL Developer
8 9 (13.24%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (8.82%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
10 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
10 4 (5.88%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (92.65%) .NET
2 53 (77.94%) .NET Framework
3 40 (58.82%) WCF
4 30 (44.12%) HTML
5 28 (41.18%) CSS
6 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
9 13 (19.12%) jQuery
10 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (16.18%) Web Services
11 10 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (2.94%) LINQ
12 2 (2.94%) WinForms
12 2 (2.94%) XML
12 2 (2.94%) XSLT
13 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 1 (1.47%) Node.js
13 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) CRM
3 18 (26.47%) Scrum
4 17 (25.00%) MVC
5 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (16.18%) OOD
7 7 (10.29%) OO
7 7 (10.29%) Service Management
7 7 (10.29%) SOLID
8 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.88%) UML
9 4 (5.88%) V-Model
9 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.94%) Logistics
10 2 (2.94%) Mobile Development
10 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) JavaScript
2 37 (54.41%) C#
3 25 (36.76%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) Java
4 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 48 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.47%) SAP