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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 100 86 86
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.47% 1.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.43% 15.81% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 21
Median daily rate £356 £359 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +19.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £341
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +11.42%
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
439 253 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.25% 9.29% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 154 117
Median daily rate £400 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -3.79%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 18 £343 -8.66% 10
Coventry -9 5 £391 +18.56% 3
Shropshire - 4 £325 - 3
Warwickshire 0 3 - - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £488 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 70 (85.37%) C#
2 68 (82.93%) .NET
3 43 (52.44%) SQL Server
4 34 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 34 (41.46%) SQL
5 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
6 32 (39.02%) ASP.NET
6 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (35.37%) .NET Framework
8 28 (34.15%) HTML
9 25 (30.49%) MVC
10 23 (28.05%) CSS
10 23 (28.05%) XML
11 20 (24.39%) jQuery
12 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (19.51%) Oracle
14 15 (18.29%) Web Services
15 14 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (15.85%) SharePoint
17 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
18 11 (13.41%) Entity Framework
18 11 (13.41%) Windows
19 10 (12.20%) Scrum
19 10 (12.20%) Migration
19 10 (12.20%) WCF
19 10 (12.20%) LINQ
20 9 (10.98%) HTML5
20 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
20 9 (10.98%) WinForms

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 13 (15.85%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.98%) IIS
3 6 (7.32%) CMS
4 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.44%) Kentico
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.22%) JBoss
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.76%) MS Office
3 6 (7.32%) InfoPath
4 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) SMTP
2 3 (3.66%) SSL
3 2 (2.44%) Modbus
4 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (52.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.22%) Power BI
5 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.54%) Dreamweaver
2 7 (8.54%) Eclipse
2 7 (8.54%) Subversion
3 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.88%) Selenium
5 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.66%) NUnit
6 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.22%) JIRA
6 1 (1.22%) Log4j
6 1 (1.22%) Log4Net
6 1 (1.22%) Mockito
6 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.88%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Automotive
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.22%) Military
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (82.93%) Developer
2 37 (45.12%) .NET Developer
3 19 (23.17%) C# Developer
4 12 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (12.20%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.54%) COBOL Developer
6 7 (8.54%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Administrator
8 4 (4.88%) Agile Development Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Developer in Test
8 4 (4.88%) Development Manager
8 4 (4.88%) SharePoint Administrator
9 3 (3.66%) .NET Web Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (82.93%) .NET
2 32 (39.02%) ASP.NET
3 29 (35.37%) .NET Framework
4 28 (34.15%) HTML
5 23 (28.05%) CSS
5 23 (28.05%) XML
6 20 (24.39%) jQuery
7 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (18.29%) Web Services
9 11 (13.41%) Entity Framework
10 10 (12.20%) LINQ
10 10 (12.20%) WCF
11 9 (10.98%) HTML5
11 9 (10.98%) WinForms
12 8 (9.76%) SOAP
13 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 6 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (7.32%) REST
13 6 (7.32%) XSD
13 6 (7.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) NHS
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.54%) Linux
3 7 (8.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.49%) MVC
3 13 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (12.20%) Migration
4 10 (12.20%) Scrum
5 7 (8.54%) High Availability
5 7 (8.54%) TDD
5 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
5 7 (8.54%) Web Development
5 7 (8.54%) Workflow
6 6 (7.32%) BDD
6 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.32%) Logistics
6 6 (7.32%) OO
6 6 (7.32%) OOD
7 5 (6.10%) CRM
7 5 (6.10%) Security Auditing
8 4 (4.88%) ETL
8 4 (4.88%) OOP
8 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (85.37%) C#
2 34 (41.46%) JavaScript
2 34 (41.46%) SQL
3 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
3 9 (10.98%) VBScript
4 8 (9.76%) VB.NET
5 7 (8.54%) COBOL
5 7 (8.54%) Java
6 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.88%) VB
7 4 (4.88%) XAML
8 2 (2.44%) C
8 2 (2.44%) C++
8 2 (2.44%) VB6
9 1 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) DV Cleared
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) MCAD
2 4 (4.88%) MCITP
2 4 (4.88%) MCSD
2 4 (4.88%) MCTS
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.66%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.51%) Oracle
3 7 (8.54%) Micro Focus
4 2 (2.44%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.44%) Siemens
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £28,746 to £30,978 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago