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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 84 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -42
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 41 39 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.51% 3.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.98% 19.70% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 54
Average daily rate
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£163 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £293 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £376 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
228 198 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.11% 7.66% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 114 105
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 10
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +2 11 £335 -4.28% 12
Coventry +1 7 £365 -3.02% 1
Warwickshire +10 4 £155 - 2
Staffordshire -8 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 56 (57.73%) SQL Server
2 53 (54.64%) .NET
3 49 (50.52%) C#
4 43 (44.33%) SQL
5 37 (38.14%) XML
5 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (36.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET
7 28 (28.87%) Web Services
8 24 (24.74%) COBOL
8 24 (24.74%) Micro Focus
9 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
10 22 (22.68%) HTML
10 22 (22.68%) Manufacturing
11 20 (20.62%) jQuery
12 18 (18.56%) CSS
13 17 (17.53%) MVC
13 17 (17.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
14 16 (16.49%) SharePoint
15 15 (15.46%) Oracle
15 15 (15.46%) T-SQL
15 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (14.43%) SUSE
16 14 (14.43%) Linux
16 14 (14.43%) Eclipse
16 14 (14.43%) Dreamweaver
16 14 (14.43%) Oracle Database
17 13 (13.40%) Windows
18 11 (11.34%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (16.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.28%) IIS
3 8 (8.25%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.19%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.06%) CMS
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Office 365
2 2 (2.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Internet
2 4 (4.12%) SSL
3 2 (2.06%) SMTP
3 2 (2.06%) DNS
4 1 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (57.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (14.43%) Oracle Database
5 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.03%) ZAP BI
10 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.03%) MS Access
10 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Eclipse
1 14 (14.43%) Dreamweaver
2 9 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.12%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.06%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (2.06%) Grunt
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.06%) gulp
5 1 (1.03%) NUnit
General
1 22 (22.68%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.12%) Back Office
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 3 (3.09%) Automotive
4 2 (2.06%) Advertising
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (89.69%) Developer
2 24 (24.74%) COBOL Developer
3 17 (17.53%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.28%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (9.28%) AWS Developer
5 8 (8.25%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Junior
8 3 (3.09%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Junior Developer
8 3 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.06%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.06%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.06%) C# Programmer
9 2 (2.06%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (54.64%) .NET
2 37 (38.14%) XML
3 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET
3 28 (28.87%) Web Services
4 22 (22.68%) HTML
5 20 (20.62%) jQuery
6 18 (18.56%) CSS
7 11 (11.34%) WCF
8 10 (10.31%) .NET Framework
9 8 (8.25%) HTML5
10 7 (7.22%) Entity Framework
10 7 (7.22%) AngularJS
11 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (6.19%) LINQ
11 6 (6.19%) SOAP
12 5 (5.15%) ADO.NET
12 5 (5.15%) XSLT
12 5 (5.15%) CSS3
13 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) W3C
2 3 (3.09%) NHS
3 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) User Experience
3 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.06%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Linux
1 14 (14.43%) SUSE
2 13 (13.40%) Windows
3 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (17.53%) MVC
4 6 (6.19%) ITIL
4 6 (6.19%) CRM
4 6 (6.19%) SOA
4 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.15%) Change Control
5 5 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.15%) SDLC
6 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.12%) Workflow
7 3 (3.09%) OO
7 3 (3.09%) Web Development
7 3 (3.09%) Data Transformation
7 3 (3.09%) Scrum
8 2 (2.06%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.06%) Pay per click
8 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.52%) C#
2 43 (44.33%) SQL
3 24 (24.74%) COBOL
4 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 15 (15.46%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.25%) VB.NET
7 7 (7.22%) VBScript
7 7 (7.22%) VB
8 4 (4.12%) Java
9 3 (3.09%) VB6
10 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.03%) VC++
10 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) WCAG
Vendors
1 24 (24.74%) Micro Focus
2 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.46%) Oracle
4 4 (4.12%) Google
5 2 (2.06%) Nintex
5 2 (2.06%) Telerik
5 2 (2.06%) Apple
6 1 (1.03%) Cognos
6 1 (1.03%) IBM
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