The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.83% 3.64% 2.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 57.14% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £356 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -26.92%
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 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 Staffordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
9 7 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.44% 6.36% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 31
Average daily rate £338 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £305 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £387 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 2
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) X++
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) DOM
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SOA

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Tridion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (25.00%) Yeoman
1 1 (25.00%) Bower
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) DOM
3 1 (25.00%) Modernizr
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Zepto.js
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (25.00%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore