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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 45 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.51% 0.61% 1.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.48% 6.06% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Median daily rate £400 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £415 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%

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
61 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.15% 10.03% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 16 16
Median daily rate £410 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 22 (66.67%) SQL
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 17 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (51.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
4 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
5 12 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 10 (30.30%) CSS
7 10 (30.30%) MVC
8 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
9 8 (24.24%) OO
9 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (24.24%) MS Office
9 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
9 8 (24.24%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (21.21%) Windows
10 7 (21.21%) Web Services
10 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
11 6 (18.18%) ETL
11 6 (18.18%) ISEB
11 6 (18.18%) WCF
12 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
12 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
12 5 (15.15%) RESTful
12 5 (15.15%) OAuth

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (12.12%) CMS
4 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 8 (24.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (12.12%) Power BI
5 3 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (6.06%) MS Access
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (3.03%) OLAP
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Developer
4 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (15.15%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Applications Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Azure Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Agile Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Access VBA Developer
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (6.06%) ETL Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 10 (30.30%) CSS
5 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) WCF
7 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (15.15%) Backbone.js
7 5 (15.15%) jQuery
7 5 (15.15%) Marionette.js
7 5 (15.15%) OAuth
7 5 (15.15%) REST
7 5 (15.15%) RESTful
7 5 (15.15%) SAML
7 5 (15.15%) SOAP
7 5 (15.15%) XML
7 5 (15.15%) XSD
7 5 (15.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Conversion
1 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) MVC
4 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (24.24%) OO
4 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.18%) ETL
6 5 (15.15%) API Integration
6 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
6 5 (15.15%) Data Transformation
6 5 (15.15%) Data Validation
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) OOD
6 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) Service Design
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) Validation
6 5 (15.15%) Web Design
7 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) XAML
5 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
2 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) SAP