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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 57 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 3.02% 2.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.39% 34.62% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £285 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £300 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -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
61 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.55% 8.72% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 24
Average daily rate £340 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 (88.24%) C#
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) CSS
4 7 (41.18%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) XML
5 6 (35.29%) MVC
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (17.65%) HTML5
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (17.65%) SOA
8 3 (17.65%) CRM
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) SOAP
8 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (17.65%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.88%) MS Access
5 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
6 4 (23.53%) WCF
7 3 (17.65%) SOAP
7 3 (17.65%) HTML5
8 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
8 2 (11.76%) CSS3
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
8 2 (11.76%) XSLT
8 2 (11.76%) LINQ
9 1 (5.88%) WPF
9 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) W3C
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) MVC
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) TDD
2 3 (17.65%) CRM
2 3 (17.65%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Thunderhead
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
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