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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.52% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 5.56% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Visual Studio
England

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
9 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.66% 11.54% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 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 8 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB