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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 80 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.76% 2.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.44% 27.91% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 32
Average daily rate
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£380 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.28%
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
181 129 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.55% 6.30% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 96
Average daily rate £406 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £434 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.80 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £34.09 £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 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +5 12 £348 -20.11% 4
Birmingham -8 12 £300 -10.78% 10
Warwickshire -3 4 £385 +28.33% 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 63 (82.89%) .NET
2 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
3 49 (64.47%) C#
3 49 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (44.74%) WCF
5 33 (43.42%) ASP.NET
6 32 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 32 (42.11%) SQL
7 30 (39.47%) CSS
7 30 (39.47%) .NET Framework
8 24 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 24 (31.58%) HTML
9 21 (27.63%) Web Services
10 20 (26.32%) jQuery
11 19 (25.00%) CRM
12 18 (23.68%) Scrum
12 18 (23.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 17 (22.37%) SharePoint
14 16 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
15 15 (19.74%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (17.11%) MVC
16 13 (17.11%) Windows
16 13 (17.11%) Web Development
17 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
17 12 (15.79%) IIS
18 10 (13.16%) Subversion
18 10 (13.16%) Windows 8
19 9 (11.84%) Mobile App
19 9 (11.84%) Mobile Application Development
19 9 (11.84%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 17 (22.37%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.79%) IIS
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) SSDT
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (13.16%) Subversion
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
4 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (7.89%) NUnit
5 6 (7.89%) MSBuild
6 5 (6.58%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.26%) ReSharper
7 4 (5.26%) NCover
7 4 (5.26%) StyleCop
7 4 (5.26%) MSTest
7 4 (5.26%) NDepend
7 4 (5.26%) NuGet
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (80.26%) Developer
2 20 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.42%) Web Developer
4 9 (11.84%) CRM Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) .NET Web Developer
5 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (9.21%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.95%) UI Programmer
8 3 (3.95%) UI Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (82.89%) .NET
2 34 (44.74%) WCF
3 33 (43.42%) ASP.NET
4 30 (39.47%) CSS
4 30 (39.47%) .NET Framework
5 24 (31.58%) HTML
6 21 (27.63%) Web Services
7 20 (26.32%) jQuery
8 18 (23.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (10.53%) WPF
9 8 (10.53%) Ajax
10 7 (9.21%) CSS3
10 7 (9.21%) HTML5
10 7 (9.21%) LINQ
10 7 (9.21%) XML
11 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (5.26%) NHibernate
13 2 (2.63%) SOAP
13 2 (2.63%) DHTML
13 2 (2.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.53%) Pocket PC
2 8 (10.53%) Open Source
3 4 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) BBC
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Windows 8
3 8 (10.53%) Windows CE
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Phone
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) UNIX
6 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) CRM
3 18 (23.68%) Scrum
4 13 (17.11%) MVC
4 13 (17.11%) Web Development
5 9 (11.84%) Mobile Application Development
6 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.53%) TDD
7 7 (9.21%) Logistics
7 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.89%) Time Management
8 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.58%) ATDD
9 5 (6.58%) MVVM
10 4 (5.26%) SOA
10 4 (5.26%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.26%) BDD
10 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (64.47%) C#
2 32 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 32 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) Embedded C++
3 8 (10.53%) C++
4 6 (7.89%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.58%) XAML
6 2 (2.63%) Java
6 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) XPath
7 1 (1.32%) XQuery
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB
1 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Perforce
3 2 (2.63%) Motorola
3 2 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) CODA
4 1 (1.32%) Thunderhead
4 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
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