The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 63 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 3.26% 2.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.11% 36.84% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 30
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £232
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +34.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
190 171 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.11% 8.85% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 93 121
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -22 12 £300 -11.11% 8
Solihull +3 6 £330 +36.08%
Coventry -12 4 £376 - 6
Staffordshire -2 3 £275 +6.79% 6
Warwickshire - - - - 4
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 62 (84.93%) .NET
2 61 (83.56%) C#
3 45 (61.64%) ASP.NET
4 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
5 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
5 37 (50.68%) SQL
6 36 (49.32%) jQuery
7 30 (41.10%) WCF
8 28 (38.36%) MVC
9 27 (36.99%) CSS
9 27 (36.99%) .NET Framework
10 25 (34.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 20 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (26.03%) Web Development
13 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
14 17 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (21.92%) Windows
15 16 (21.92%) SharePoint
16 15 (20.55%) LINQ
17 14 (19.18%) HTML
18 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (17.81%) Logistics
18 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET MVC
19 11 (15.07%) WPF
20 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 10 (13.70%) Scrum
21 9 (12.33%) Ajax
21 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
22 8 (10.96%) QA
22 8 (10.96%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (21.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.74%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) PowerPivot
2 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Tridion
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (10.96%) Relational Database
5 7 (9.59%) PerformancePoint
6 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.37%) MySQL
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.59%) Subversion
3 2 (2.74%) NUnit
3 2 (2.74%) MSTest
3 2 (2.74%) JUnit
4 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.37%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) Bower
4 1 (1.37%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.37%) Grunt
4 1 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.37%) Yeoman
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Advertising
2 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (87.67%) Developer
2 32 (43.84%) .NET Developer
3 26 (35.62%) Web Developer
4 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (19.18%) .NET Web Developer
6 8 (10.96%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Report Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
10 3 (4.11%) UI Programmer
11 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Applications Support
12 1 (1.37%) Test Analyst
12 1 (1.37%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (84.93%) .NET
2 45 (61.64%) ASP.NET
3 36 (49.32%) jQuery
4 30 (41.10%) WCF
5 27 (36.99%) CSS
5 27 (36.99%) .NET Framework
6 25 (34.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (20.55%) LINQ
8 14 (19.18%) HTML
9 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (15.07%) WPF
11 9 (12.33%) Ajax
12 8 (10.96%) HTML5
13 7 (9.59%) WF
13 7 (9.59%) MDX
14 6 (8.22%) XML
14 6 (8.22%) CSS3
15 4 (5.48%) WinForms
16 3 (4.11%) ADO.NET
16 3 (4.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.37%) BBC
2 1 (1.37%) GIS
2 1 (1.37%) NHS
2 1 (1.37%) Pocket PC
2 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) MVC
2 20 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.03%) Web Development
4 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (17.81%) Logistics
5 10 (13.70%) Scrum
6 8 (10.96%) Incident Management
6 8 (10.96%) Workflow
6 8 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
7 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
8 6 (8.22%) MVVM
9 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.85%) Time Management
9 5 (6.85%) TDD
10 4 (5.48%) SOA
11 3 (4.11%) OOP
11 3 (4.11%) OOD
11 3 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 61 (83.56%) C#
2 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
2 37 (50.68%) SQL
3 8 (10.96%) XAML
4 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.11%) VB
6 3 (4.11%) VBA
7 2 (2.74%) LotusScript
7 2 (2.74%) VBScript
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB
2 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) HL7
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.74%) Lotus
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) Kofax
4 1 (1.37%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
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