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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 40 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.56% 1.08% 1.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.88% 16.67% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
41 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.39% 6.50% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 17
Average daily rate £325 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £310 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 11 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft