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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 89 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 3.54% 2.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.21% 43.10% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 54 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
193 174 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.45% 8.20% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 115
Average daily rate £338 £318 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.38 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.27% -3.33%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Birmingham -23 14 £350 +10.23% 6
Coventry -6 7 £376 - 3
Solihull +9 6 £330 +36.08% 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £275 -4.34% 6
Warwickshire -10 2 - - 4
Worcestershire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (80.52%) .NET
2 58 (75.32%) C#
3 57 (74.03%) Microsoft
4 40 (51.95%) SQL
4 40 (51.95%) ASP.NET
5 39 (50.65%) JavaScript
6 36 (46.75%) WCF
7 35 (45.45%) jQuery
8 32 (41.56%) CSS
9 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (37.66%) .NET Framework
11 27 (35.06%) MVC
12 22 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 21 (27.27%) Web Development
14 20 (25.97%) SharePoint
15 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
15 19 (24.68%) Windows
16 18 (23.38%) HTML
17 16 (20.78%) Scrum
17 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (19.48%) LINQ
19 14 (18.18%) Logistics
19 14 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
20 12 (15.58%) Subversion
20 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
21 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
22 9 (11.69%) Web Services
22 9 (11.69%) JIRA
22 9 (11.69%) QA
22 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (25.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.60%) CMS
6 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) PowerPivot
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.30%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
1 2 (2.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
3 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) MySQL
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.58%) Subversion
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.60%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.30%) Grunt
6 1 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.30%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.30%) Bower
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Automotive
2 1 (1.30%) Advertising
2 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (84.42%) Developer
2 28 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 26 (33.77%) Web Developer
4 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (19.48%) .NET Web Developer
6 10 (12.99%) Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (10.39%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 7 (9.09%) Report Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.19%) CRM Developer
11 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (3.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 3 (3.90%) UI Programmer
11 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 3 (3.90%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (80.52%) .NET
2 40 (51.95%) ASP.NET
3 36 (46.75%) WCF
4 35 (45.45%) jQuery
5 32 (41.56%) CSS
6 29 (37.66%) .NET Framework
7 22 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 18 (23.38%) HTML
9 15 (19.48%) LINQ
10 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (11.69%) Web Services
12 8 (10.39%) WPF
12 8 (10.39%) HTML5
13 7 (9.09%) CSS3
13 7 (9.09%) MDX
13 7 (9.09%) Ajax
14 2 (2.60%) JSON
14 2 (2.60%) WF
15 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
15 1 (1.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Pocket PC
1 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.30%) GIS
2 1 (1.30%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Phone
3 8 (10.39%) Windows CE
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) MVC
3 21 (27.27%) Web Development
4 16 (20.78%) Scrum
5 14 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (18.18%) Logistics
6 8 (10.39%) Mobile Application Development
7 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.79%) Time Management
8 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.49%) MVVM
9 5 (6.49%) CRM
10 4 (5.19%) SOA
10 4 (5.19%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (3.90%) Workflow
11 3 (3.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (75.32%) C#
2 40 (51.95%) SQL
3 39 (50.65%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.39%) Embedded C++
4 8 (10.39%) C++
5 6 (7.79%) XAML
6 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.60%) Java
7 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) ISEB
1 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (74.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.60%) HP
2 2 (2.60%) Perforce
3 1 (1.30%) Google
3 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
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