The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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 83 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 3.32% 2.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.02% 38.15% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
205 173 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.35% 8.71% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 99 104
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 9
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.57 £29.70 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham -20 12 £350 -1.40% 6
Solihull +5 6 £330 +36.08% 2
Coventry -10 5 £376 - 4
Staffordshire +2 3 £275 +6.79% 5
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 60 (83.33%) .NET
2 59 (81.94%) C#
3 44 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 41 (56.94%) ASP.NET
5 37 (51.39%) SQL
6 36 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 35 (48.61%) jQuery
8 28 (38.89%) MVC
8 28 (38.89%) WCF
9 27 (37.50%) .NET Framework
9 27 (37.50%) CSS
10 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (31.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 19 (26.39%) Web Development
11 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
12 17 (23.61%) SharePoint
13 16 (22.22%) Windows
14 15 (20.83%) LINQ
14 15 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (19.44%) HTML
15 14 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (18.06%) Scrum
16 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (18.06%) Logistics
17 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (13.89%) WPF
18 8 (11.11%) QA
18 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
18 8 (11.11%) HTML5
18 8 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (23.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) PowerPivot
2 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Tridion
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.72%) PerformancePoint
5 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) MySQL
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.72%) Subversion
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) JUnit
4 2 (2.78%) NUnit
4 2 (2.78%) MSTest
5 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.39%) Grunt
5 1 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.39%) Yeoman
5 1 (1.39%) Bower
5 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Automotive
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (87.50%) Developer
2 30 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 26 (36.11%) Web Developer
4 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (19.44%) .NET Web Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Report Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.94%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Windows Mobile Developer
11 3 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.17%) UI Developer
11 3 (4.17%) UI Programmer
11 3 (4.17%) Applications Developer
12 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
12 2 (2.78%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (83.33%) .NET
2 41 (56.94%) ASP.NET
3 35 (48.61%) jQuery
4 28 (38.89%) WCF
5 27 (37.50%) CSS
5 27 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 23 (31.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (20.83%) LINQ
8 14 (19.44%) HTML
9 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (13.89%) WPF
11 8 (11.11%) HTML5
12 7 (9.72%) MDX
12 7 (9.72%) Ajax
13 6 (8.33%) CSS3
14 5 (6.94%) Web Services
15 3 (4.17%) XML
15 3 (4.17%) WF
15 3 (4.17%) JSON
16 2 (2.78%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Pocket PC
1 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.39%) NHS
2 1 (1.39%) GIS
2 1 (1.39%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Phone 8
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Phone
3 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 4 (5.56%) Windows CE
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) MVC
2 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) Web Development
4 14 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (18.06%) Logistics
5 13 (18.06%) Scrum
6 8 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
7 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) MVVM
9 5 (6.94%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.94%) Time Management
9 5 (6.94%) TDD
9 5 (6.94%) Workflow
10 4 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (2.78%) Migration
12 2 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (81.94%) C#
2 37 (51.39%) SQL
3 36 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) XAML
5 5 (6.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 4 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Java
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) VBA
7 1 (1.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) ISEB
2 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
Vendors
1 44 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.39%) Kofax
3 1 (1.39%) Google
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
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