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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 87 72 74
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.83% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.80% 22.86% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 22
Average daily rate
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£353 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
196 175 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.55% 8.02% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 105 94
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £373 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £30.82 £37.80 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £32.00 £31.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Birmingham -7 9 £375 +15.38% 7
Staffordshire -7 6 £297 -3.80% 6
Coventry -2 3 £425 - 2
Warwickshire -3 3 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 7
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 57 (87.69%) .NET
2 42 (64.62%) C#
3 33 (50.77%) ASP.NET
4 32 (49.23%) JavaScript
5 30 (46.15%) SQL
6 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 23 (35.38%) CSS
9 22 (33.85%) .NET Framework
10 21 (32.31%) WCF
10 21 (32.31%) Web Services
10 21 (32.31%) HTML
10 21 (32.31%) CRM
11 18 (27.69%) XML
12 17 (26.15%) Dynamics CRM
12 17 (26.15%) jQuery
13 13 (20.00%) Scrum
13 13 (20.00%) MVC
13 13 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (18.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (18.46%) TDD
15 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
15 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (13.85%) IIS
16 9 (13.85%) Windows
16 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
17 8 (12.31%) OO
17 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.85%) IIS
3 5 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.08%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.54%) CMS
6 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (26.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.08%) BODI
9 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.54%) SSDT
10 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.54%) OLAP
10 1 (1.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (1.54%) MS Access
10 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) NUnit
2 7 (10.77%) ReSharper
3 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.15%) NuGet
4 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 4 (6.15%) NCover
4 4 (6.15%) StyleCop
4 4 (6.15%) MSTest
4 4 (6.15%) NDepend
4 4 (6.15%) MSBuild
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (73.85%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Web Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) CRM Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) .NET Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Database Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (87.69%) .NET
2 33 (50.77%) ASP.NET
3 23 (35.38%) CSS
4 22 (33.85%) .NET Framework
5 21 (32.31%) Web Services
5 21 (32.31%) HTML
5 21 (32.31%) WCF
6 18 (27.69%) XML
7 17 (26.15%) jQuery
8 13 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.77%) LINQ
10 7 (10.77%) Ajax
11 6 (9.23%) XSLT
11 6 (9.23%) SOAP
12 5 (7.69%) DHTML
12 5 (7.69%) NHibernate
13 3 (4.62%) WPF
13 3 (4.62%) RESTful
13 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Open Source
2 4 (6.15%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Graphic Design
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) CRM
3 13 (20.00%) MVC
3 13 (20.00%) Scrum
4 12 (18.46%) TDD
5 8 (12.31%) OO
6 6 (9.23%) SOA
7 5 (7.69%) Workflow
7 5 (7.69%) Web Development
7 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.69%) ATDD
8 4 (6.15%) BDD
8 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.15%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 4 (6.15%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.15%) Pair Programming
9 3 (4.62%) Validation
9 3 (4.62%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) C#
2 32 (49.23%) JavaScript
3 30 (46.15%) SQL
4 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.62%) VBScript
8 2 (3.08%) VB
8 2 (3.08%) PHP
8 2 (3.08%) XPath
9 1 (1.54%) XQuery
9 1 (1.54%) VB6
9 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) ISEB
2 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.62%) VCP4
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.62%) Apple
3 3 (4.62%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.62%) Google
4 2 (3.08%) Motorola
5 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.54%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.54%) CODA
5 1 (1.54%) HP
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