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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / West Midlands
Rank 62 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 59 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.46% 1.67% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.99% 11.40% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 14
Median daily rate £336 £305 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.24% -8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -28.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%

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
328 386 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.68% 14.62% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 205 104
Median daily rate £410 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.31 £40.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +17 26 £375 +22.95% 5
Staffordshire +4 8 £224 -25.41% 2
Coventry -1 7 £400 +6.66% 2
Warwickshire -4 6 £343 +5.38%
Solihull - 4 £350 - 2
Shropshire +24 2 £475 +40.74%
Worcestershire +1 1 - - 2
Smethwick - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 120 (85.71%) .NET
2 90 (64.29%) C#
3 78 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (50.71%) Microsoft
5 67 (47.86%) .NET Framework
6 66 (47.14%) JavaScript
6 66 (47.14%) MVC
7 64 (45.71%) SQL
8 61 (43.57%) SQL Server
8 61 (43.57%) CSS
9 58 (41.43%) WCF
10 57 (40.71%) HTML
11 49 (35.00%) jQuery
12 47 (33.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 42 (30.00%) ASP.NET
14 34 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (22.14%) Visual Studio Team System
17 30 (21.43%) CRM
18 29 (20.71%) XML
18 29 (20.71%) Entity Framework
18 29 (20.71%) Dynamics CRM
19 26 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
19 26 (18.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 25 (17.86%) Scrum
21 21 (15.00%) Web Services
21 21 (15.00%) T-SQL
22 20 (14.29%) Software Engineering
23 19 (13.57%) User Acceptance Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.86%) NServiceBus
3 7 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) DNN
6 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (20.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.86%) Office 365
3 2 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.86%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (43.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.14%) MySQL
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.14%) Power BI
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.43%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.43%) SQLite
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.71%) OLAP
9 1 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.71%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 47 (33.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (22.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (8.57%) NUnit
4 11 (7.86%) CruiseControl
4 11 (7.86%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.14%) Moq
5 10 (7.14%) Subversion
6 9 (6.43%) Selenium
7 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (2.14%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.14%) JIRA
9 3 (2.14%) JUnit
9 3 (2.14%) RSpec
9 3 (2.14%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.14%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.71%) MSTest
10 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.86%) Finance
3 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.14%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Local Government
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (71.43%) Developer
2 42 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 28 (20.00%) CRM Developer
4 27 (19.29%) C# Developer
5 25 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 20 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (12.86%) Microsoft Developer
8 11 (7.86%) SQL Developer
9 10 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (7.14%) Software Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) Senior Developer
10 9 (6.43%) Software Developer
11 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
12 7 (5.00%) Programmer
12 7 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
13 6 (4.29%) Architect
13 6 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
13 6 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (85.71%) .NET
2 67 (47.86%) .NET Framework
3 61 (43.57%) CSS
4 58 (41.43%) WCF
5 57 (40.71%) HTML
6 49 (35.00%) jQuery
7 42 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 34 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 29 (20.71%) Entity Framework
9 29 (20.71%) XML
10 26 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (18.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (15.00%) Web Services
12 18 (12.86%) SOAP
12 18 (12.86%) StructureMap
13 17 (12.14%) AngularJS
14 16 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (8.57%) LINQ
16 7 (5.00%) AutoMapper
17 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.00%) NHS
2 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.14%) e-Learning
3 3 (2.14%) iPad
3 3 (2.14%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.86%) Windows
2 3 (2.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.14%) SUSE
3 2 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (47.14%) MVC
3 32 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (21.43%) CRM
5 25 (17.86%) Scrum
6 20 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 19 (13.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (11.43%) Unit Testing
9 15 (10.71%) OO
10 14 (10.00%) OOD
11 11 (7.86%) OOP
11 11 (7.86%) SOLID
11 11 (7.86%) Web Development
12 10 (7.14%) System Testing
12 10 (7.14%) TDD
13 8 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.71%) Service Management
14 7 (5.00%) ETL
14 7 (5.00%) Manual Testing
14 7 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 90 (64.29%) C#
2 66 (47.14%) JavaScript
3 64 (45.71%) SQL
4 21 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 15 (10.71%) PowerShell
6 10 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.43%) Java
8 8 (5.71%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.86%) COBOL
9 4 (2.86%) XAML
10 3 (2.14%) XPath
11 2 (1.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.71%) Perl
12 1 (0.71%) VB
12 1 (0.71%) VB6
12 1 (0.71%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.43%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.86%) ISEB
4 4 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 71 (50.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (2.14%) Canon
3 3 (2.14%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.71%) Sybase
5 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
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