The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.24% 0.98% 1.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.05% 11.11% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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 Coventry region.

Development Applications Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 5.90% 8.82% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 2
Average daily rate £315 £310 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -15.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £190 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Coventry region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Coventry region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) CRM
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (43.75%) Open Source
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (31.25%) NUnit
7 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
7 5 (31.25%) ATDD
8 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
8 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (25.00%) NuGet
8 4 (25.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (25.00%) ReSharper
8 4 (25.00%) WCF
8 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (25.00%) BDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) NUnit
2 4 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 4 (25.00%) NCover
2 4 (25.00%) StyleCop
2 4 (25.00%) MSTest
2 4 (25.00%) NDepend
2 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (25.00%) NuGet
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 4 (25.00%) WCF
5 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
7 2 (12.50%) WSDL
7 2 (12.50%) CAML
8 1 (6.25%) Spring.NET
8 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (6.25%) REST
8 1 (6.25%) WPF
8 1 (6.25%) WF
8 1 (6.25%) jQuery
8 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) CRM
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) ATDD
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Content Management
7 2 (12.50%) Document Management
7 2 (12.50%) Data Transformation
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Coaching
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
8 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 2 (12.50%) VB6
6 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (12.50%) VB
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Motorola
3 1 (6.25%) CODA