The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.13% 1.05% 5.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 20.00% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £309 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
10 5 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.81% 5.26% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 26
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £330 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £285 - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Burntwood - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (84.21%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
3 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
4 13 (68.42%) .NET
5 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
6 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (47.37%) SQL
8 8 (42.11%) Windows
8 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
8 8 (42.11%) WinForms
9 7 (36.84%) TDD
10 6 (31.58%) NHibernate
10 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (31.58%) MVC
10 6 (31.58%) Workflow
10 6 (31.58%) Intranet
10 6 (31.58%) Internet
10 6 (31.58%) Client/Server
10 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
10 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
10 6 (31.58%) HTML
10 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
10 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (31.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 5 (26.32%) OOD
11 5 (26.32%) OOP
12 4 (21.05%) CSS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (21.05%) MS Project Server
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Intranet
1 6 (31.58%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQLite
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
3 8 (42.11%) WinForms
4 6 (31.58%) NHibernate
4 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (21.05%) CSS
5 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
5 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (15.79%) WCF
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) XML
6 3 (15.79%) XSD
6 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) WF
7 2 (10.53%) REST
8 1 (5.26%) CSS3
8 1 (5.26%) WinRT
8 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) Workflow
4 5 (26.32%) OOD
4 5 (26.32%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) CRM
7 2 (10.53%) ERP
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
8 1 (5.26%) MVVM
8 1 (5.26%) BDD
8 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
6 2 (10.53%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) VBScript
6 2 (10.53%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) LotusScript
7 1 (5.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Lotus
3 2 (10.53%) DevExpress
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago