The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - - 14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 5.36%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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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 Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
13 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.85% 7.30% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
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 the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Midlands region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Midlands region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (80.00%) WCF
4 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (50.00%) CSS
6 5 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (50.00%) IIS
6 5 (50.00%) CRM
6 5 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (30.00%) Workflow
7 3 (30.00%) C#
7 3 (30.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) Migration
8 2 (20.00%) CMS
8 2 (20.00%) MVC
8 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (50.00%) IIS
4 2 (20.00%) CMS
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) NuGet
4 1 (10.00%) NCover
4 1 (10.00%) StyleCop
4 1 (10.00%) MSTest
4 1 (10.00%) NDepend
4 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) CRM Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Release Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (80.00%) WCF
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (10.00%) WF
5 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce
2 1 (10.00%) HP