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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 69 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.98% 1.79% 2.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.04% 20.00% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 23
Average daily rate
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£163 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.35 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
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
265 210 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.45% 8.97% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 119 69
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 11
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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
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 6 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
Coventry +20 17 £300 -20.21% 4
Birmingham +6 17 £246 -17.91% 19
Warwickshire - 7 £150 - 3
Solihull 0 3 £330 - 4
Staffordshire -6 2 £415 -2.35% 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 59 (56.19%) .NET
2 58 (55.24%) C#
3 56 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 44 (41.90%) SQL
5 38 (36.19%) ASP.NET
5 38 (36.19%) XML
6 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (31.43%) Web Services
8 31 (29.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (27.62%) JavaScript
10 24 (22.86%) HTML
10 24 (22.86%) COBOL
10 24 (22.86%) Micro Focus
11 20 (19.05%) jQuery
11 20 (19.05%) CSS
12 19 (18.10%) Oracle
12 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
12 19 (18.10%) Manufacturing
13 18 (17.14%) Windows
14 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
14 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
15 16 (15.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (15.24%) Linux
15 16 (15.24%) MVC
16 15 (14.29%) T-SQL
16 15 (14.29%) .NET Framework
17 14 (13.33%) WCF
17 14 (13.33%) Dreamweaver
17 14 (13.33%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.52%) IIS
3 7 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.86%) CMS
6 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Internet
2 4 (3.81%) SSL
3 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 2 (1.90%) SMTP
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
3 16 (15.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.90%) MS Access
10 1 (0.95%) BODI
10 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 14 (13.33%) Dreamweaver
2 11 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.71%) ReSharper
4 4 (3.81%) Subversion
5 3 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.90%) NUnit
6 2 (1.90%) gulp
6 2 (1.90%) Grunt
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.95%) Selenium
7 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (18.10%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.71%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Back Office
4 2 (1.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (84.76%) Developer
2 24 (22.86%) COBOL Developer
3 16 (15.24%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 10 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
5 8 (7.62%) AWS Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Architect
9 3 (2.86%) Junior
9 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Junior Developer
9 3 (2.86%) .NET Architect
10 2 (1.90%) Systems Developer
10 2 (1.90%) SQL Developer
10 2 (1.90%) Applications Support Specialist
10 2 (1.90%) C# Developer
10 2 (1.90%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (1.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (56.19%) .NET
2 38 (36.19%) ASP.NET
2 38 (36.19%) XML
3 33 (31.43%) Web Services
4 24 (22.86%) HTML
5 20 (19.05%) CSS
5 20 (19.05%) jQuery
6 15 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 14 (13.33%) WCF
8 10 (9.52%) Entity Framework
9 9 (8.57%) LINQ
9 9 (8.57%) SOAP
10 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (6.67%) HTML5
12 6 (5.71%) ADO.NET
12 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
13 5 (4.76%) XSLT
14 4 (3.81%) WinForms
14 4 (3.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) W3C
2 3 (2.86%) NHS
2 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.90%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Linux
3 14 (13.33%) SUSE
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (15.24%) MVC
4 11 (10.48%) SOA
5 9 (8.57%) OO
6 8 (7.62%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.67%) TDD
8 6 (5.71%) CRM
8 6 (5.71%) ITIL
8 6 (5.71%) Scrum
8 6 (5.71%) SDLC
9 5 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.76%) Change Control
9 5 (4.76%) Workflow
9 5 (4.76%) Web Development
10 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
11 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (55.24%) C#
2 44 (41.90%) SQL
3 29 (27.62%) JavaScript
4 24 (22.86%) COBOL
5 15 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 10 (9.52%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.62%) VB
8 6 (5.71%) VBScript
9 4 (3.81%) Java
9 4 (3.81%) VB6
10 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.95%) VC++
10 1 (0.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (22.86%) Micro Focus
2 19 (18.10%) Oracle
3 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.86%) Google
4 3 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.90%) Nintex
5 2 (1.90%) Telerik
5 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.95%) Cognos
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.95%) HP
6 1 (0.95%) Apple
6 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
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