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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.55% 1.43% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.05% 14.81% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -5.71%
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
21 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.14% 9.68% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 2
Average daily rate £375 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £195 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.00%
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 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 26 January 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 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) CRM
4 8 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (50.00%) Open Source
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (37.50%) NUnit
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (37.50%) MSBuild
7 5 (31.25%) ATDD
7 5 (31.25%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (25.00%) CSS
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (25.00%) WCF
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) NuGet
8 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
8 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (25.00%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) 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%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) NUnit
1 6 (37.50%) MSBuild
2 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (25.00%) NuGet
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
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) WCF
5 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 2 (12.50%) Spring.NET
6 2 (12.50%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) WSDL
7 1 (6.25%) XSLT
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.25%) REST
7 1 (6.25%) WPF
7 1 (6.25%) WF
7 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) 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
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) CRM
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) ATDD
5 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (12.50%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) MVC
8 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) Kanban
8 1 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (6.25%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Perforce
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Motorola
4 1 (6.25%) CODA
4 1 (6.25%) Google