The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.77% 2.54% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 35.42% 29.55% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £550 £380
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 £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
48 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.83% 8.59% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 14
Average daily rate £313 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
West Midlands

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
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 18 April 2014, 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 36 (94.74%) .NET
2 34 (89.47%) C#
3 24 (63.16%) ASP.NET
4 19 (50.00%) MVC
5 18 (47.37%) WCF
6 17 (44.74%) SQL
7 16 (42.11%) Windows
7 16 (42.11%) .NET Framework
8 15 (39.47%) jQuery
8 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
8 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
9 14 (36.84%) Scrum
9 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
9 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (31.58%) CSS
12 11 (28.95%) Subversion
13 9 (23.68%) TDD
14 7 (18.42%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (18.42%) Pocket PC
14 7 (18.42%) PDA
14 7 (18.42%) SQLite
14 7 (18.42%) LINQ
14 7 (18.42%) JIRA
14 7 (18.42%) Embedded C++
14 7 (18.42%) Windows CE
14 7 (18.42%) C++
14 7 (18.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (18.42%) Mobile App

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) SQLite
3 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (28.95%) Subversion
3 7 (18.42%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.89%) QUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (2.63%) Local Government
1 1 (2.63%) Retail
1 1 (2.63%) Billing
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) C# Developer
3 15 (39.47%) .NET Developer
4 10 (26.32%) Web Developer
5 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 7 (18.42%) Mobile Developer
7 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (15.79%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (10.53%) Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (2.63%) WPF Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (94.74%) .NET
2 24 (63.16%) ASP.NET
3 18 (47.37%) WCF
4 16 (42.11%) .NET Framework
5 15 (39.47%) jQuery
6 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (31.58%) CSS
8 7 (18.42%) LINQ
8 7 (18.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (15.79%) HTML
10 4 (10.53%) WF
11 3 (7.89%) NHibernate
12 2 (5.26%) WPF
13 1 (2.63%) HTML5
13 1 (2.63%) CSS3
13 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (2.63%) Ajax
13 1 (2.63%) XHTML
13 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Pocket PC
1 7 (18.42%) PDA
1 7 (18.42%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (18.42%) Windows CE
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) MVC
2 14 (36.84%) Scrum
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) TDD
4 6 (15.79%) Web Development
4 6 (15.79%) Logistics
5 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) Workflow
7 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Document Management
8 1 (2.63%) Validation
8 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) C#
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) Embedded C++
4 7 (18.42%) C++
5 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) WCAG
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Business Objects
2 5 (13.16%) Thunderhead
3 1 (2.63%) Kofax
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
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