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 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 53 82
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 92 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.91% 2.64% 1.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.70% 24.05% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 26
Median daily rate £363 £163 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.07% -45.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 £25.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +3.84%
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
467 262 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.76% 10.99% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 170 110
Median daily rate £430 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £443 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 23
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.72 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -18.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.23 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.35 £42.00
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 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 26 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 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
Birmingham +5 35 £395 +143.07% 13
Coventry -2 28 £400 +33.33% 4
Warwickshire -4 9 £500 +233.33% 1
Staffordshire -1 6 £315 -24.09%
Worcestershire - 2 £331 - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 93 (72.09%) .NET
2 85 (65.89%) Microsoft
3 80 (62.02%) C#
4 69 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (45.74%) SQL
6 47 (36.43%) .NET Framework
7 45 (34.88%) JavaScript
8 41 (31.78%) SQL Server
9 40 (31.01%) MS Excel
10 39 (30.23%) HTML
11 37 (28.68%) CSS
12 32 (24.81%) ASP.NET
13 25 (19.38%) SharePoint
13 25 (19.38%) MVC
14 23 (17.83%) WCF
15 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
15 21 (16.28%) CRM
16 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (15.50%) Waterfall
17 19 (14.73%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (13.95%) Degree
18 18 (13.95%) UML
18 18 (13.95%) XML
19 17 (13.18%) T-SQL
19 17 (13.18%) Web Services
19 17 (13.18%) Dynamics CRM
19 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
19 17 (13.18%) V-Model
19 17 (13.18%) ASP.NET Web API
20 16 (12.40%) jQuery

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 25 (19.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.20%) IIS
3 6 (4.65%) CMS
4 4 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.33%) Kentico
6 1 (0.78%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (31.01%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.98%) MS Office
3 7 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Network Security
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (10.08%) Relational Database
4 11 (8.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.65%) Power BI
8 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.33%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (1.55%) OLAP
10 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.78%) MS Access
11 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (14.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (11.63%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (6.20%) Selenium
4 5 (3.88%) SpecFlow
4 5 (3.88%) Subversion
5 4 (3.10%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (3.10%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.33%) NUnit
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.78%) JIRA
7 1 (0.78%) MSTest
7 1 (0.78%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.78%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.78%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 12 (9.30%) Marketing
2 8 (6.20%) Finance
3 3 (2.33%) Automotive
3 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.78%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (74.42%) Developer
2 42 (32.56%) .NET Developer
3 17 (13.18%) .NET Team Leader
3 17 (13.18%) C# Developer
3 17 (13.18%) CRM Developer
3 17 (13.18%) Team Leader
4 15 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 15 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
6 10 (7.75%) Lead Developer
6 10 (7.75%) Software Team Leader
7 9 (6.98%) Lead .NET Developer
7 9 (6.98%) Lead C# Developer
7 9 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.98%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.20%) C# Software Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (72.09%) .NET
2 47 (36.43%) .NET Framework
3 39 (30.23%) HTML
4 37 (28.68%) CSS
5 32 (24.81%) ASP.NET
6 23 (17.83%) WCF
7 18 (13.95%) XML
8 17 (13.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (13.18%) Web Services
9 16 (12.40%) jQuery
10 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (8.53%) REST
12 10 (7.75%) HTML5
13 9 (6.98%) Entity Framework
14 8 (6.20%) SOAP
15 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
15 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (4.65%) XSD
16 6 (4.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.55%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.78%) iPad
4 1 (0.78%) Life Science
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.63%) Windows
2 9 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.33%) Linux
3 3 (2.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.38%) MVC
3 21 (16.28%) CRM
3 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (15.50%) Waterfall
5 18 (13.95%) UML
6 17 (13.18%) V-Model
7 16 (12.40%) Migration
8 13 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (9.30%) Scrum
9 12 (9.30%) Unit Testing
10 11 (8.53%) ETL
11 10 (7.75%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.43%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (5.43%) Web Development
14 6 (4.65%) BDD
14 6 (4.65%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 80 (62.02%) C#
2 59 (45.74%) SQL
3 45 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.18%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.88%) Java
6 5 (3.88%) VBScript
6 5 (3.88%) XAML
7 4 (3.10%) COBOL
7 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.33%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB6
9 1 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.43%) ISEB
3 7 (5.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.10%) MCAD
6 4 (3.10%) MCITP
6 4 (3.10%) MCSD
6 4 (3.10%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 85 (65.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.08%) Oracle
3 4 (3.10%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.55%) SAP
4 2 (1.55%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.78%) CODA
5 1 (0.78%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) VMware
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