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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 3.13% 2.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.97% 38.82% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 47 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £210 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
186 170 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.36% 8.06% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 103 122
Average daily rate £350 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £213 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £423 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £31.75 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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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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 -15 19 £350 +13.82% 5
Solihull +8 5 £330 +20.00% 1
Coventry -3 4 £443 - 4
Warwickshire -12 3 - - 5
Staffordshire -1 1 £275 -22.80% 6
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 68 (80.95%) .NET
2 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 60 (71.43%) C#
4 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (53.57%) SQL
6 44 (52.38%) JavaScript
6 44 (52.38%) ASP.NET
7 43 (51.19%) WCF
8 38 (45.24%) CSS
9 37 (44.05%) .NET Framework
10 36 (42.86%) jQuery
11 28 (33.33%) MVC
12 25 (29.76%) SharePoint
12 25 (29.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 24 (28.57%) Web Development
14 22 (26.19%) HTML
15 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
16 18 (21.43%) LINQ
17 17 (20.24%) Logistics
17 17 (20.24%) Windows
18 15 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (16.67%) Scrum
20 11 (13.10%) Subversion
21 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
21 10 (11.90%) Web Services
21 10 (11.90%) CRM
21 10 (11.90%) IIS
21 10 (11.90%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 25 (29.76%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.90%) IIS
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.38%) CMS
6 1 (1.19%) Node.js
6 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) PowerPivot
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Tridion
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.33%) PerformancePoint
4 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.19%) SSDT
7 1 (1.19%) OLAP
7 1 (1.19%) MySQL
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (13.10%) Subversion
3 9 (10.71%) JIRA
4 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.38%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.19%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.19%) Bower
6 1 (1.19%) Grunt
6 1 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.19%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.19%) NUnit
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Back Office
2 1 (1.19%) Automotive
2 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (85.71%) Developer
2 31 (36.90%) .NET Developer
3 27 (32.14%) Web Developer
4 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET Developer
5 18 (21.43%) .NET Web Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Analyst
7 9 (10.71%) CRM Developer
8 8 (9.52%) Mobile Developer
8 8 (9.52%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 7 (8.33%) Report Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (7.14%) SQL Developer
11 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
12 3 (3.57%) UI Programmer
12 3 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
12 3 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
12 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (80.95%) .NET
2 44 (52.38%) ASP.NET
3 43 (51.19%) WCF
4 38 (45.24%) CSS
5 37 (44.05%) .NET Framework
6 36 (42.86%) jQuery
7 25 (29.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 22 (26.19%) HTML
9 18 (21.43%) LINQ
10 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (11.90%) Web Services
11 8 (9.52%) MDX
11 8 (9.52%) WPF
11 8 (9.52%) HTML5
12 7 (8.33%) CSS3
12 7 (8.33%) Ajax
13 3 (3.57%) XML
14 2 (2.38%) JSON
15 1 (1.19%) D3.js
15 1 (1.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Pocket PC
1 8 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.19%) BBC
2 1 (1.19%) GIS
2 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.19%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Windows 8
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (9.52%) Windows CE
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Phone
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) MVC
3 24 (28.57%) Web Development
4 17 (20.24%) Logistics
5 15 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (16.67%) Scrum
7 10 (11.90%) CRM
8 8 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.14%) Time Management
10 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (5.95%) MVVM
11 5 (5.95%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.76%) SOA
12 4 (4.76%) TDD
12 4 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
13 3 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (71.43%) C#
2 45 (53.57%) SQL
3 44 (52.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.52%) C++
4 8 (9.52%) Embedded C++
5 6 (7.14%) XAML
6 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.38%) Java
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) XQuery
8 1 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) ISEB
1 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.38%) Perforce
2 2 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (1.19%) Motorola
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Google
3 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
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