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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.01% 1.69% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 20.83% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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 £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
Visual Studio
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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
15 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 5.03% 8.14% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 3
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (53.33%) CRM
4 8 (53.33%) Open Source
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 7 (46.67%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) NUnit
6 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 5 (33.33%) MSBuild
7 5 (33.33%) ATDD
7 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (33.33%) XML
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) NHibernate
8 4 (26.67%) WCF
8 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (26.67%) Scrum
8 4 (26.67%) BDD
8 4 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (26.67%) NuGet
8 4 (26.67%) ReSharper
8 4 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (26.67%) Inversion of Control

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) NUnit
2 5 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (26.67%) NuGet
3 4 (26.67%) ReSharper
3 4 (26.67%) NCover
3 4 (26.67%) StyleCop
3 4 (26.67%) MSTest
3 4 (26.67%) NDepend
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) CRM Developer
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (33.33%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) WCF
5 4 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (26.67%) NHibernate
6 3 (20.00%) CSS
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 2 (13.33%) WSDL
7 2 (13.33%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) Spring.NET
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (6.67%) REST
8 1 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (6.67%) WF
8 1 (6.67%) jQuery
8 1 (6.67%) CAML
8 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) CRM
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) ATDD
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (13.33%) OO
8 1 (6.67%) MVC
8 1 (6.67%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (6.67%) MVVM
8 1 (6.67%) Content Management
8 1 (6.67%) Document Management
8 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Motorola
4 1 (6.67%) CODA
4 1 (6.67%) Perforce
4 1 (6.67%) HP