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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 15 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.66% 6.18% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.00% 36.67% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
20 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.05% 16.85% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
Average daily rate £500 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £233 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £363 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft