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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 95 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.93% 1.43% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.08% 17.31% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 19
Median daily rate £340 £163 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.23% -53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £163 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £414 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
473 208 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.60% 8.28% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 97 108
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 11
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £17.90 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +19 35 £295 -23.87% 8
Coventry +20 33 £380 +4.21% 4
Staffordshire +7 10 £315 - 2
Warwickshire 0 7 £500 +100.00% 1
Shropshire - 2 £400 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 126 (73.68%) .NET
2 110 (64.33%) Microsoft
3 107 (62.57%) C#
4 91 (53.22%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (50.88%) SQL
6 70 (40.94%) SQL Server
7 65 (38.01%) .NET Framework
8 52 (30.41%) JavaScript
9 51 (29.82%) MS Excel
10 43 (25.15%) HTML
11 41 (23.98%) SharePoint
12 40 (23.39%) ASP.NET
13 39 (22.81%) CSS
14 38 (22.22%) WCF
15 37 (21.64%) MVC
16 36 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
18 29 (16.96%) Software Engineering
18 29 (16.96%) Web Services
19 28 (16.37%) XML
20 25 (14.62%) Oracle
20 25 (14.62%) Relational Database
21 24 (14.04%) jQuery
22 23 (13.45%) CRM
23 21 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
24 20 (11.70%) T-SQL
24 20 (11.70%) Degree
24 20 (11.70%) Visual Studio Team System
24 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
24 20 (11.70%) Waterfall

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 41 (23.98%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.85%) CMS
3 8 (4.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.51%) IIS
6 3 (1.75%) Kentico
7 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.58%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.77%) MS Office
2 15 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.51%) Office 365
3 5 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (40.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.62%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (9.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.68%) Oracle Database
7 8 (4.68%) Power BI
8 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.92%) PerformancePoint
9 5 (2.92%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (1.17%) MS Access
12 2 (1.17%) OLAP
13 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (11.70%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (8.77%) Selenium
4 8 (4.68%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.51%) Subversion
6 4 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.34%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (2.34%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.34%) NUnit
7 3 (1.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.17%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.17%) JIRA
8 2 (1.17%) JUnit
8 2 (1.17%) MSTest
8 2 (1.17%) RSpec
8 2 (1.17%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.58%) Moq
9 1 (0.58%) NSubstitute
General
1 13 (7.60%) Marketing
2 10 (5.85%) Finance
3 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.75%) Automotive
5 2 (1.17%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (74.27%) Developer
2 66 (38.60%) .NET Developer
3 36 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 33 (19.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (14.04%) SQL Developer
6 18 (10.53%) .NET Team Leader
6 18 (10.53%) CRM Developer
6 18 (10.53%) Team Leader
7 16 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 15 (8.77%) SQL Server Developer
9 14 (8.19%) Oracle Developer
10 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (7.02%) Software Developer
12 11 (6.43%) Software Team Leader
13 10 (5.85%) Lead Developer
13 10 (5.85%) SharePoint Developer
14 9 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
14 9 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
14 9 (5.26%) Senior Developer
14 9 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (73.68%) .NET
2 65 (38.01%) .NET Framework
3 43 (25.15%) HTML
4 40 (23.39%) ASP.NET
5 39 (22.81%) CSS
6 38 (22.22%) WCF
7 29 (16.96%) Web Services
8 28 (16.37%) XML
9 24 (14.04%) jQuery
10 21 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (8.77%) SOAP
13 13 (7.60%) Entity Framework
13 13 (7.60%) XSLT
14 12 (7.02%) RESTful
15 11 (6.43%) REST
15 11 (6.43%) XSD
16 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (5.26%) AngularJS
17 9 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.92%) Data Conversion
2 5 (2.92%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.17%) iPad
4 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.58%) Life Science
4 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.94%) Windows
2 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.75%) Linux
3 3 (1.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (53.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.64%) MVC
3 36 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (16.96%) Software Engineering
5 23 (13.45%) CRM
6 20 (11.70%) Waterfall
7 19 (11.11%) UML
7 19 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (10.53%) Scrum
8 18 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 18 (10.53%) V-Model
9 17 (9.94%) ETL
9 17 (9.94%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (8.77%) Migration
10 15 (8.77%) Regression Testing
11 14 (8.19%) Web Development
12 13 (7.60%) OOD
13 12 (7.02%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (6.43%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (62.57%) C#
2 87 (50.88%) SQL
3 52 (30.41%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.70%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.26%) Java
5 9 (5.26%) XAML
6 5 (2.92%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.34%) COBOL
7 4 (2.34%) XPath
8 2 (1.17%) PHP
8 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.17%) VBA
9 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.58%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.70%) Degree
2 14 (8.19%) ISEB
3 12 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.58%) MCAD
7 1 (0.58%) MCITP
7 1 (0.58%) MCSD
7 1 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) QA
2 5 (2.92%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 110 (64.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.62%) Oracle
3 5 (2.92%) Canon
4 4 (2.34%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.17%) SAP
5 2 (1.17%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.58%) CODA
6 1 (0.58%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.58%) VMware
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