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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 3.94% 3.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.21% 38.33% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £480 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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
33 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.57% 10.27% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 30
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
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
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) C#
3 19 (70.37%) ASP.NET
4 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (66.67%) WCF
5 16 (59.26%) SQL
6 15 (55.56%) CSS
6 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
7 11 (40.74%) HTML
8 10 (37.04%) CRM
8 10 (37.04%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (33.33%) MVC
9 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 9 (33.33%) IIS
9 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (29.63%) jQuery
11 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (25.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (25.93%) Web Services
11 7 (25.93%) Windows
11 7 (25.93%) Scrum
12 6 (22.22%) Web Development
12 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
12 6 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (18.52%) LINQ
13 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
13 5 (18.52%) Windows Phone

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 9 (33.33%) IIS
2 7 (25.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) MS Access
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) CRM Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Web Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 19 (70.37%) ASP.NET
3 18 (66.67%) WCF
4 15 (55.56%) CSS
4 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 11 (40.74%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) jQuery
7 7 (25.93%) Web Services
8 6 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (18.52%) LINQ
10 3 (11.11%) XML
10 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (7.41%) HTML5
11 2 (7.41%) XSLT
12 1 (3.70%) Middleware
12 1 (3.70%) XHTML
12 1 (3.70%) XSD
12 1 (3.70%) JSON
12 1 (3.70%) CSS3
12 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 5 (18.52%) Pocket PC
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Phone
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Phone 8
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Mobile
2 5 (18.52%) Windows CE
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) CRM
3 9 (33.33%) MVC
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Web Development
6 5 (18.52%) Mobile Application Development
6 5 (18.52%) Logistics
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.41%) Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Workflow
9 1 (3.70%) Change Management
9 1 (3.70%) OOP
9 1 (3.70%) OO
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (59.26%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Embedded C++
4 5 (18.52%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Thunderhead