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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 83 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.26% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.32% 16.04% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 25
Average daily rate
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£359 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
231 187 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.57% 7.82% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 106 79
Average daily rate £338 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 19
Average hourly rate £31.44 £34.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -8.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -7 10 £375 +25.00% 10
Coventry +5 6 £330 -
Staffordshire -8 5 £319 -13.19% 4
Solihull - 2 £330 - 1
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (73.85%) .NET
2 37 (56.92%) C#
3 32 (49.23%) SQL
4 30 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 30 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
6 22 (33.85%) XML
7 20 (30.77%) HTML
8 19 (29.23%) Web Services
8 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
9 18 (27.69%) CSS
9 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (26.15%) jQuery
11 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (20.00%) MVC
12 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
13 12 (18.46%) Windows
14 11 (16.92%) Degree
14 11 (16.92%) Scrum
14 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (15.38%) WCF
15 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (15.38%) CRM
15 10 (15.38%) SOA
15 10 (15.38%) SOAP
16 9 (13.85%) COBOL
16 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
16 9 (13.85%) Micro Focus
17 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.77%) IIS
3 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.08%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.08%) BODI
8 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.23%) ReSharper
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.08%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.54%) Selenium
6 1 (1.54%) Grunt
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (76.92%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Web Developer
2 11 (16.92%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) AWS Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) .NET Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 2 (3.08%) Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) MI Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (73.85%) .NET
2 30 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 22 (33.85%) XML
4 20 (30.77%) HTML
5 19 (29.23%) Web Services
6 18 (27.69%) CSS
7 17 (26.15%) jQuery
8 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 10 (15.38%) WCF
9 10 (15.38%) SOAP
10 8 (12.31%) Ajax
10 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (12.31%) Entity Framework
11 7 (10.77%) LINQ
12 6 (9.23%) XSLT
12 6 (9.23%) DHTML
13 4 (6.15%) ADO.NET
14 3 (4.62%) RESTful
14 3 (4.62%) HTML5
14 3 (4.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Graphic Design
1 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) Open Source
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) MVC
3 11 (16.92%) Scrum
4 10 (15.38%) CRM
4 10 (15.38%) SOA
5 7 (10.77%) TDD
5 7 (10.77%) OO
6 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.15%) Workflow
7 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.62%) System Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.08%) ITIL
9 2 (3.08%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) C#
2 32 (49.23%) SQL
3 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.85%) COBOL
6 6 (9.23%) VB.NET
6 6 (9.23%) VBScript
7 5 (7.69%) VB
8 3 (4.62%) VB6
9 2 (3.08%) PHP
9 2 (3.08%) XPath
10 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.62%) ISEB
3 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) Micro Focus
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) Apple
4 4 (6.15%) Google
5 3 (4.62%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.62%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.54%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.54%) Cognos
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Motorola
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago