The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 48 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.84% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.19% 17.87% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 25
Median daily rate £350 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
429 263 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.45% 10.28% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 165 130
Median daily rate £430 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 22
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
Birmingham +6 19 £335 +1.51% 13
Coventry -8 11 £419 +157.69% 5
Warwickshire -3 5 - - 1
Staffordshire +7 2 £320 -22.89% 4
Worcestershire - 2 £331 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £550 -
Shropshire - 1 £238 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 74 (80.43%) C#
2 71 (77.17%) .NET
3 47 (51.09%) SQL Server
4 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
5 43 (46.74%) SQL
6 35 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (34.78%) ASP.NET
7 32 (34.78%) .NET Framework
8 31 (33.70%) JavaScript
9 29 (31.52%) HTML
10 27 (29.35%) MVC
11 23 (25.00%) CSS
11 23 (25.00%) XML
12 20 (21.74%) Oracle
13 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
13 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (19.57%) Relational Database
14 17 (18.48%) jQuery
14 17 (18.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (18.48%) Windows
15 15 (16.30%) Web Services
16 14 (15.22%) T-SQL
16 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
17 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
17 13 (14.13%) Migration
18 12 (13.04%) Scrum
18 12 (13.04%) Oracle Database
18 12 (13.04%) Entity Framework
18 12 (13.04%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.87%) IIS
3 6 (6.52%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.17%) Kentico
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.09%) JBoss
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
3 5 (5.43%) InfoPath
4 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.26%) DNS
2 3 (3.26%) SMTP
2 3 (3.26%) SSL
3 2 (2.17%) Modbus
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
4 1 (1.09%) Intranet
4 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (51.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.57%) Relational Database
3 12 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.43%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.26%) Power BI
9 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.09%) OLAP
10 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.70%) Dreamweaver
2 8 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
3 5 (5.43%) Subversion
4 4 (4.35%) NUnit
4 4 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.09%) JIRA
5 1 (1.09%) Log4j
5 1 (1.09%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.09%) Mockito
5 1 (1.09%) MSTest
5 1 (1.09%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.09%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (7.61%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 4 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.09%) Military
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (86.96%) Developer
2 41 (44.57%) .NET Developer
3 22 (23.91%) C# Developer
4 16 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (11.96%) SQL Developer
6 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.70%) COBOL Developer
7 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.52%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Administrator
10 4 (4.35%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.35%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
10 4 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.26%) CRM Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (77.17%) .NET
2 32 (34.78%) .NET Framework
2 32 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 29 (31.52%) HTML
4 23 (25.00%) CSS
4 23 (25.00%) XML
5 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (18.48%) jQuery
7 15 (16.30%) Web Services
8 12 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 12 (13.04%) WCF
9 9 (9.78%) HTML5
9 9 (9.78%) LINQ
9 9 (9.78%) REST
10 8 (8.70%) SOAP
10 8 (8.70%) WinForms
11 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (7.61%) XSD
12 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 6 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.26%) NHS
1 3 (3.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.17%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.09%) iPad
3 1 (1.09%) Life Science
3 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 7 (7.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) MVC
3 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (14.13%) Migration
5 12 (13.04%) Scrum
6 10 (10.87%) Web Development
7 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.78%) CRM
7 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.61%) High Availability
8 7 (7.61%) OOD
8 7 (7.61%) Workflow
9 6 (6.52%) ETL
9 6 (6.52%) Logistics
9 6 (6.52%) SOA
9 6 (6.52%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.43%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 74 (80.43%) C#
2 43 (46.74%) SQL
3 31 (33.70%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.22%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.70%) COBOL
5 8 (8.70%) Java
5 8 (8.70%) VBScript
6 6 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.43%) XAML
8 4 (4.35%) VB
9 2 (2.17%) C
9 2 (2.17%) C++
9 2 (2.17%) VB6
10 1 (1.09%) PHP
10 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) Degree
2 5 (5.43%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) MCAD
3 4 (4.35%) MCITP
3 4 (4.35%) MCSD
3 4 (4.35%) MCTS
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.74%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) Micro Focus
4 3 (3.26%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Siemens
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