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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.75% 1.22% 3.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 10.53% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £700 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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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
25 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.37% 11.59% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 5
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (43.75%) TeamCity
3 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) WCF
3 7 (43.75%) Artifactory
3 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) IIS
5 5 (31.25%) CRM
5 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
6 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (6.25%) NCover

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (43.75%) TeamCity
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Artifactory
3 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (6.25%) NCover
5 1 (6.25%) StyleCop
5 1 (6.25%) MSTest
5 1 (6.25%) NDepend
5 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) NuGet
5 1 (6.25%) NUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Configuration and Release Manager
1 7 (43.75%) Release Manager
1 7 (43.75%) Deployment Manager
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Configuration Manager
2 5 (31.25%) CRM Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
1 7 (43.75%) WCF
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) WF
5 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
3 5 (31.25%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (6.25%) ATDD
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce