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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 19 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.56% 6.78% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 50.00% 47.06% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £258 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% -39.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.13% 14.41% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 27
Average daily rate £315 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £240 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £361 £332
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 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - - 3
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Progressive Enhancement
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) Modernizr
4 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (20.00%) Sass
4 1 (20.00%) Zepto.js
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Grunt
4 1 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (20.00%) Yeoman
4 1 (20.00%) Bower
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Tridion
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (20.00%) Grunt
1 1 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (20.00%) Yeoman
1 1 (20.00%) Bower
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (20.00%) DOM
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) Modernizr
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (20.00%) Zepto.js
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (20.00%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) X++
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore