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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 30 46
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.54% 5.10% 1.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.92% 51.67% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £515 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
65 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.10% 9.87% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 14
Average daily rate £330 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £600 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 28 July 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 30 (100.00%) C#
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (86.67%) ASP.NET
3 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (70.00%) WCF
4 20 (66.67%) jQuery
4 20 (66.67%) MVC
5 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
6 16 (53.33%) SQL
7 15 (50.00%) CSS
7 15 (50.00%) .NET Framework
8 14 (46.67%) LINQ
8 14 (46.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 14 (46.67%) Windows
9 13 (43.33%) Logistics
9 13 (43.33%) Web Development
10 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (30.00%) Scrum
12 8 (26.67%) Subversion
13 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
14 6 (20.00%) QA
14 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 5 (16.67%) WF
16 4 (13.33%) InfoPath
16 4 (13.33%) Workflow
17 3 (10.00%) Windows Mobile

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Subversion
2 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (63.33%) Web Developer
3 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
4 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (43.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
7 4 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 3 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (86.67%) ASP.NET
3 21 (70.00%) WCF
4 20 (66.67%) jQuery
5 15 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 15 (50.00%) CSS
6 14 (46.67%) LINQ
6 14 (46.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (16.67%) WF
9 3 (10.00%) Web Services
10 2 (6.67%) HTML
11 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Pocket PC
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.00%) Windows CE
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) MVC
2 13 (43.33%) Logistics
2 13 (43.33%) Web Development
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Workflow
7 3 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (53.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
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