The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.23% 1.96% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.97% 10.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Visual Studio
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Development Applications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
67 49 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 20.68% 19.22% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 9
Median daily rate £450 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Shropshire 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 Shropshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 3 £400 -
Ludlow +1 1 - -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior UAT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Lead
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft