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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 30 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.53% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.27% 10.53% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
44 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.94% 7.12% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 6
Average daily rate £463 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (43.75%) Open Source
6 6 (37.50%) MSBuild
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) CRM
7 5 (31.25%) WPF
7 5 (31.25%) NUnit
7 5 (31.25%) ATDD
8 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (25.00%) NuGet
8 4 (25.00%) MVVM
8 4 (25.00%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
8 4 (25.00%) WCF
8 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (25.00%) NCover
8 4 (25.00%) StyleCop

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MSBuild
2 5 (31.25%) NUnit
3 4 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 4 (25.00%) NCover
3 4 (25.00%) StyleCop
3 4 (25.00%) MSTest
3 4 (25.00%) NDepend
3 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (25.00%) NuGet
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (6.25%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 8 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) WPF
6 4 (25.00%) WCF
6 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
8 1 (6.25%) SOAP
8 1 (6.25%) XSLT
8 1 (6.25%) REST
8 1 (6.25%) WF
8 1 (6.25%) jQuery
8 1 (6.25%) Spring.NET
8 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) CRM
3 5 (31.25%) ATDD
4 4 (25.00%) MVVM
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Feature Driven Development
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) XAML
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Motorola
3 1 (6.25%) CODA