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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 45 47 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.77% 1.32% 3.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.79% 21.05% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 13
Average daily rate £305 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £510 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
76 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.21% 6.28% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 35
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) C#
3 16 (72.73%) .NET
4 14 (63.64%) SQL
5 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
7 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
7 7 (31.82%) High Availability
7 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
7 7 (31.82%) Oracle
8 6 (27.27%) CRM
8 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (27.27%) TDD
8 6 (27.27%) Logistics
9 5 (22.73%) Marketing
10 4 (18.18%) MS Office
10 4 (18.18%) OO
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (13.64%) Scrum
11 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
11 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
11 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
11 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (9.09%) WPF
12 2 (9.09%) LINQ
12 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
12 2 (9.09%) Subversion
12 2 (9.09%) HTML
12 2 (9.09%) Windows

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Modbus
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) C# Developer
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 8 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Developer
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Development Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Development Manager
6 3 (13.64%) .NET Development Manager
6 3 (13.64%) Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Application Development Manager
8 1 (4.55%) C# Programmer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) LINQ
4 2 (9.09%) WinForms
4 2 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) MDX
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) High Availability
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
3 6 (27.27%) Logistics
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 2 (9.09%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) MVC
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Siemens