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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.75% 1.90% 2.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.22% 27.27% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £315 £415 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.09% +50.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +5.12%
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
27 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.39% 6.96% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
Median daily rate £315 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £431 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 2 £318 -23.49%
Stafford - 1 - -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) WinForms
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
5 1 (16.67%) Life Science
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) LINQ
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) XAML
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Advertising
5 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) COM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) NSubstitute
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) COM
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) Ninject
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) OOD
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) XAML
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) DevExpress