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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.48% 1.71% 2.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.62% 16.67% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 13
Median daily rate £335 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
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%
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
84 84 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.98% 10.28% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 53
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 29 (96.67%) .NET
2 28 (93.33%) C#
3 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) SQL
5 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (40.00%) Oracle
7 11 (36.67%) HTML
8 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 8 (26.67%) MVC
10 7 (23.33%) Scrum
10 7 (23.33%) CSS
10 7 (23.33%) High Availability
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 6 (20.00%) Logistics
11 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Windows
12 5 (16.67%) Subversion
12 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 4 (13.33%) Selenium
13 4 (13.33%) jQuery
13 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
13 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
13 4 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
13 4 (13.33%) BDD
13 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow

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 3 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) IIS
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Kentico
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Modbus
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Developer
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Developer in Test
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Development Manager
8 2 (6.67%) CMS Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
8 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (3.33%) .NET Development Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Application Development Manager
9 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (23.33%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (13.33%) jQuery
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (10.00%) HTML5
6 3 (10.00%) REST
6 3 (10.00%) SOAP
6 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (6.67%) WCF
7 2 (6.67%) XML
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.33%) JSON
8 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) iPad
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
1 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) MVC
3 7 (23.33%) High Availability
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Logistics
4 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.33%) BDD
5 4 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
8 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.33%) ETRM
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) MCAD
1 1 (3.33%) MCITP
1 1 (3.33%) MCSD
1 1 (3.33%) MCTS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Siemens