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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 45 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 3.17% 2.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.15% 33.96% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £287 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
47 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.54% 9.33% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 34
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 20 (95.24%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
3 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 12 (57.14%) CSS
4 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 11 (52.38%) SQL
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (47.62%) WCF
7 9 (42.86%) HTML
8 8 (38.10%) MVC
8 8 (38.10%) jQuery
9 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (33.33%) CRM
9 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 6 (28.57%) IIS
10 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (23.81%) LINQ
11 5 (23.81%) Web Development
12 4 (19.05%) Logistics
12 4 (19.05%) XML
12 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (14.29%) Web Services
13 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (28.57%) IIS
3 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) MS Access
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (19.05%) CRM Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
3 12 (57.14%) CSS
3 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 10 (47.62%) WCF
5 9 (42.86%) HTML
6 8 (38.10%) jQuery
7 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (23.81%) LINQ
9 4 (19.05%) XML
10 3 (14.29%) Web Services
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (9.52%) HTML5
11 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (9.52%) XSLT
12 1 (4.76%) XHTML
12 1 (4.76%) Middleware
12 1 (4.76%) WinForms
12 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
12 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) MVC
3 7 (33.33%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) Web Development
5 4 (19.05%) Logistics
6 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) OO
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) SOA
8 1 (4.76%) OOP
8 1 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Thunderhead
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
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