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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.91% 3.24% 4.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 37.14% 46.51% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £336 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% +0.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.98% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -5.71%
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
35 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.14% 6.97% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 31
Average daily rate £400 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 November 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 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (81.48%) WCF
3 19 (70.37%) C#
4 18 (66.67%) SQL
4 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
5 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
5 16 (59.26%) CSS
6 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
7 9 (33.33%) Web Services
7 9 (33.33%) HTML
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 9 (33.33%) MVC
8 8 (29.63%) Embedded C++
8 8 (29.63%) Windows CE
8 8 (29.63%) C++
8 8 (29.63%) Windows
8 8 (29.63%) CRM
8 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
8 8 (29.63%) Subversion
8 8 (29.63%) IIS
8 8 (29.63%) Scrum
8 8 (29.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (29.63%) Pocket PC
8 8 (29.63%) JIRA
8 8 (29.63%) jQuery
8 8 (29.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (29.63%) Windows 8

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
1 8 (29.63%) IIS
2 7 (25.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Subversion
1 8 (29.63%) JIRA
2 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) .NET Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 7 (25.93%) CRM Developer
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (25.93%) .NET Web Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Web Developer
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) WCF
3 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 16 (59.26%) CSS
4 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 9 (33.33%) Web Services
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) jQuery
6 8 (29.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (25.93%) LINQ
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.70%) JSON
8 1 (3.70%) XHTML
8 1 (3.70%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) XSLT
8 1 (3.70%) Middleware
8 1 (3.70%) HTML5
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Pocket PC
1 8 (29.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows CE
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Mobile
1 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Phone 8
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) MVC
3 8 (29.63%) CRM
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Mobile Application Development
4 7 (25.93%) Web Development
4 7 (25.93%) Logistics
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) OOP
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
3 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (29.63%) Embedded C++
4 8 (29.63%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.70%) Thunderhead
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