The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Solihull region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.86% 4.21% 4.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 58.33% 80.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
12 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 15.19% 5.26% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £193 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Internet
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) Web Development
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Time Management
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) CSS3
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (28.57%) SaaS
7 1 (14.29%) D3.js
7 1 (14.29%) JSON
7 1 (14.29%) WCF
7 1 (14.29%) WPF
7 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) GIS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
2 3 (42.86%) UI Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) UI Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) CSS3
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) D3.js
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
5 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Web Development
1 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (85.71%) Time Management
1 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft