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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 57 80 46
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 64 39 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.66% 1.59% 3.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.34% 19.40% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 44
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £362 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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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
243 201 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.11% 8.21% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 117 100
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 10
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 31 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 31 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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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 +9 17 £244 -25.00% 13
Coventry +13 15 £300 -20.21%
Warwickshire - 7 £150 - 2
Staffordshire -5 3 £415 +50.90%
Solihull -4 1 £330 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 (56.73%) .NET
2 58 (55.77%) SQL Server
3 57 (54.81%) C#
4 44 (42.31%) SQL
5 39 (37.50%) XML
6 36 (34.62%) ASP.NET
6 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (32.69%) Web Services
8 32 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
10 24 (23.08%) HTML
10 24 (23.08%) COBOL
10 24 (23.08%) Micro Focus
11 22 (21.15%) jQuery
12 20 (19.23%) Manufacturing
12 20 (19.23%) CSS
13 19 (18.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (17.31%) Windows
14 18 (17.31%) Oracle
14 18 (17.31%) SharePoint
15 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
15 17 (16.35%) T-SQL
15 17 (16.35%) MVC
15 17 (16.35%) Oracle Database
16 16 (15.38%) Linux
17 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (13.46%) .NET Framework
18 14 (13.46%) Eclipse
18 14 (13.46%) Dreamweaver
18 14 (13.46%) SUSE

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.62%) IIS
3 7 (6.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.73%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.88%) CMS
6 2 (1.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Internet
2 4 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (1.92%) Intranet
3 2 (1.92%) SMTP
3 2 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (55.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (16.35%) Oracle Database
4 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.96%) MS Access
12 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Eclipse
1 14 (13.46%) Dreamweaver
2 9 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.77%) ReSharper
4 4 (3.85%) Subversion
5 2 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.92%) Grunt
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.92%) gulp
5 2 (1.92%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.96%) NUnit
6 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.85%) Back Office
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Automotive
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (86.54%) Developer
2 24 (23.08%) COBOL Developer
3 17 (16.35%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.62%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.69%) AWS Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.88%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Architect
9 3 (2.88%) Junior
9 3 (2.88%) Junior Developer
9 3 (2.88%) .NET Architect
10 2 (1.92%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.92%) SQL Developer
10 2 (1.92%) SharePoint Consultant
10 2 (1.92%) Applications Support Specialist
10 2 (1.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (56.73%) .NET
2 39 (37.50%) XML
3 36 (34.62%) ASP.NET
4 34 (32.69%) Web Services
5 24 (23.08%) HTML
6 22 (21.15%) jQuery
7 20 (19.23%) CSS
8 14 (13.46%) .NET Framework
9 13 (12.50%) WCF
10 10 (9.62%) Entity Framework
11 9 (8.65%) LINQ
11 9 (8.65%) SOAP
12 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (5.77%) HTML5
13 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (5.77%) ADO.NET
14 5 (4.81%) XSLT
14 5 (4.81%) RESTful
14 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
15 4 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) W3C
2 3 (2.88%) NHS
2 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.92%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 16 (15.38%) Linux
3 14 (13.46%) SUSE
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (16.35%) MVC
4 11 (10.58%) SOA
5 8 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.73%) OO
6 7 (6.73%) TDD
7 6 (5.77%) CRM
7 6 (5.77%) ITIL
7 6 (5.77%) SDLC
8 5 (4.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.81%) Scrum
8 5 (4.81%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.81%) Change Control
9 4 (3.85%) Workflow
9 4 (3.85%) Web Development
10 3 (2.88%) Data Transformation
10 3 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (54.81%) C#
2 44 (42.31%) SQL
3 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
4 24 (23.08%) COBOL
5 17 (16.35%) T-SQL
6 10 (9.62%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.69%) VB
8 7 (6.73%) VBScript
9 4 (3.85%) Java
10 3 (2.88%) VB6
11 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.96%) VC++
11 1 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Micro Focus
2 18 (17.31%) Oracle
3 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.85%) Google
5 3 (2.88%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.92%) Nintex
6 2 (1.92%) Telerik
6 2 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (0.96%) Cognos
7 1 (0.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
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