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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.48% 5.01% 3.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.23% 52.38% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
65 63 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.50% 9.56% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 24
Average daily rate £350 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £360 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 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 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (89.19%) WCF
3 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
4 30 (81.08%) C#
5 29 (78.38%) ASP.NET
6 28 (75.68%) JavaScript
7 25 (67.57%) SQL
7 25 (67.57%) CSS
7 25 (67.57%) .NET Framework
8 21 (56.76%) jQuery
8 21 (56.76%) MVC
9 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (45.95%) Logistics
10 17 (45.95%) LINQ
10 17 (45.95%) Web Development
10 17 (45.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (32.43%) Windows
12 11 (29.73%) Scrum
13 9 (24.32%) Subversion
13 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
14 8 (21.62%) Web Services
14 8 (21.62%) C++
14 8 (21.62%) HTML
14 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++
14 8 (21.62%) Windows CE
14 8 (21.62%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (21.62%) Pocket PC
14 8 (21.62%) Windows 8
14 8 (21.62%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (21.62%) Mobile App

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (18.92%) IIS
1 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
1 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Subversion
2 8 (21.62%) JIRA
3 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (54.05%) Web Developer
3 19 (51.35%) .NET Developer
4 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (45.95%) .NET Web Developer
6 8 (21.62%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 7 (18.92%) CRM Developer
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (8.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (8.11%) Applications Developer
11 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
11 1 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (89.19%) WCF
3 29 (78.38%) ASP.NET
4 25 (67.57%) CSS
4 25 (67.57%) .NET Framework
5 21 (56.76%) jQuery
6 17 (45.95%) LINQ
6 17 (45.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (21.62%) HTML
7 8 (21.62%) Web Services
8 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Pocket PC
1 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows CE
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (21.62%) Windows 8
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Phone
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) MVC
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Logistics
3 17 (45.95%) Web Development
4 11 (29.73%) Scrum
5 8 (21.62%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (18.92%) CRM
7 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) TDD
8 1 (2.70%) Document Management
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) C#
2 28 (75.68%) JavaScript
3 25 (67.57%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++
4 8 (21.62%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
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