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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 2.02% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.54% 29.05% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 27
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£385 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £437 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £31.10 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 - £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 - £34.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
171 148 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.35% 6.94% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 101 99
Average daily rate £418 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.13% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £408 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 14
Average hourly rate £33.50 £37.80 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Coventry +3 11 £348 -20.11% 2
Birmingham -22 6 £375 +15.38% 5
Warwickshire -3 5 £385 +54.00% 2
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 6
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 59 (83.10%) .NET
2 47 (66.20%) Microsoft
3 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (59.15%) C#
5 33 (46.48%) JavaScript
6 31 (43.66%) ASP.NET
6 31 (43.66%) WCF
7 30 (42.25%) CSS
8 29 (40.85%) SQL
9 27 (38.03%) HTML
9 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
10 24 (33.80%) .NET Framework
11 23 (32.39%) Web Services
12 22 (30.99%) CRM
13 19 (26.76%) jQuery
13 19 (26.76%) Dynamics CRM
14 18 (25.35%) Scrum
15 14 (19.72%) SharePoint
15 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (18.31%) Windows
16 13 (18.31%) IIS
17 12 (16.90%) MVC
17 12 (16.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (14.08%) Windows 8
18 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
18 10 (14.08%) XML
18 10 (14.08%) Subversion
19 9 (12.68%) Web Development
19 9 (12.68%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (19.72%) SharePoint
2 13 (18.31%) IIS
3 8 (11.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (26.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) GitHub
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) OLAP
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.08%) Subversion
3 9 (12.68%) JIRA
4 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (8.45%) MSBuild
5 6 (8.45%) NUnit
6 5 (7.04%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.63%) NCover
7 4 (5.63%) StyleCop
7 4 (5.63%) MSTest
7 4 (5.63%) NDepend
7 4 (5.63%) NuGet
7 4 (5.63%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (80.28%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Web Developer
4 10 (14.08%) CRM Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (8.45%) .NET Web Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Technical Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (83.10%) .NET
2 31 (43.66%) ASP.NET
2 31 (43.66%) WCF
3 30 (42.25%) CSS
4 27 (38.03%) HTML
5 24 (33.80%) .NET Framework
6 23 (32.39%) Web Services
7 19 (26.76%) jQuery
8 12 (16.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (14.08%) XML
10 8 (11.27%) Ajax
11 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (7.04%) LINQ
12 5 (7.04%) CSS3
12 5 (7.04%) HTML5
13 4 (5.63%) NHibernate
13 4 (5.63%) DHTML
13 4 (5.63%) XSLT
14 2 (2.82%) Spring.NET
14 2 (2.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.27%) Open Source
2 8 (11.27%) Pocket PC
3 4 (5.63%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.41%) GIS
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) BBC
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows 8
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Phone
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (11.27%) Windows CE
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) CRM
3 18 (25.35%) Scrum
4 12 (16.90%) MVC
5 9 (12.68%) Web Development
5 9 (12.68%) Mobile Application Development
6 8 (11.27%) TDD
7 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.04%) Logistics
7 5 (7.04%) ATDD
8 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.63%) BDD
8 4 (5.63%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.63%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.63%) Pair Programming
8 4 (5.63%) Time Management
8 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.63%) SOA
9 3 (4.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) C#
2 33 (46.48%) JavaScript
3 29 (40.85%) SQL
4 8 (11.27%) C++
4 8 (11.27%) Embedded C++
5 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.82%) XPath
7 2 (2.82%) Java
7 2 (2.82%) VBScript
7 2 (2.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.41%) XQuery
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
1 6 (8.45%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (66.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) Google
3 2 (2.82%) HP
3 2 (2.82%) Perforce
3 2 (2.82%) Motorola
3 2 (2.82%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) CODA
4 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.41%) Thunderhead
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