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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.26% 1.97% 1.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.41% 22.03% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 5
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £486 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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
135 59 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.20% 8.94% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 36 21
Median daily rate £375 £345 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016, 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 61 (89.71%) .NET
2 53 (77.94%) .NET Framework
3 50 (73.53%) Microsoft
4 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (63.24%) C#
6 37 (54.41%) JavaScript
7 33 (48.53%) SQL
7 33 (48.53%) WCF
8 25 (36.76%) CRM
9 24 (35.29%) HTML
10 23 (33.82%) Dynamics CRM
11 22 (32.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (32.35%) CSS
12 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET
14 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
15 14 (20.59%) MVC
15 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
16 13 (19.12%) jQuery
17 12 (17.65%) Scrum
18 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
18 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
18 11 (16.18%) Web Services
18 11 (16.18%) UML
18 11 (16.18%) OOD
18 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (16.18%) Degree
18 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
18 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
18 11 (16.18%) Waterfall

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 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (33.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) 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%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (32.35%) 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 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.94%) Selenium
6 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.47%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (5.88%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (77.94%) Developer
2 27 (39.71%) .NET Developer
3 22 (32.35%) CRM Developer
3 22 (32.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 16 (23.53%) C# Developer
5 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Developer
6 13 (19.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (17.65%) SQL Developer
8 11 (16.18%) .NET Team Leader
8 11 (16.18%) Software Team Leader
8 11 (16.18%) Team Leader
9 9 (13.24%) .NET Software Engineer
9 9 (13.24%) C# Software Engineer
9 9 (13.24%) Lead Software Engineer
9 9 (13.24%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (13.24%) Software Engineer
9 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Lead C# Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (89.71%) .NET
2 53 (77.94%) .NET Framework
3 33 (48.53%) WCF
4 24 (35.29%) HTML
5 22 (32.35%) CSS
6 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (26.47%) 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
13 1 (1.47%) HTML5
13 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 1 (1.47%) SOAP
13 1 (1.47%) WinForms
13 1 (1.47%) XML
13 1 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
1 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) CRM
3 14 (20.59%) MVC
4 12 (17.65%) Scrum
5 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (16.18%) OOD
5 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
5 11 (16.18%) UML
5 11 (16.18%) V-Model
5 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
6 8 (11.76%) OO
7 7 (10.29%) Service Management
7 7 (10.29%) SOLID
8 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.94%) Process Management
10 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.94%) Web Development
11 1 (1.47%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) C#
2 37 (54.41%) JavaScript
3 33 (48.53%) SQL
4 3 (4.41%) Java
4 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
2 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 50 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) VMware
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