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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 70 88
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 99 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.02% 1.94% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.06% 20.87% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 19
Median daily rate £340 £163 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.23% -53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £25.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
470 230 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.32% 9.30% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 135 110
Median daily rate £430 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 19
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 38 £325 -2.98% 9
Coventry +7 33 £380 +7.26% 3
Warwickshire -2 9 £500 +238.98% 2
Staffordshire +8 5 £315 - 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 106 (72.11%) .NET
2 99 (67.35%) Microsoft
3 91 (61.90%) C#
4 80 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (49.66%) SQL
6 59 (40.14%) .NET Framework
7 58 (39.46%) SQL Server
8 46 (31.29%) MS Excel
9 42 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 38 (25.85%) HTML
11 36 (24.49%) ASP.NET
12 35 (23.81%) CSS
13 32 (21.77%) SharePoint
14 30 (20.41%) WCF
15 29 (19.73%) MVC
16 26 (17.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
18 23 (15.65%) CRM
18 23 (15.65%) Web Services
19 22 (14.97%) XML
20 21 (14.29%) Oracle
20 21 (14.29%) Relational Database
21 20 (13.61%) Degree
21 20 (13.61%) Waterfall
22 19 (12.93%) Computer Science
22 19 (12.93%) UML
23 18 (12.24%) T-SQL
23 18 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
23 18 (12.24%) V-Model

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (21.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) CMS
3 7 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.08%) IIS
4 6 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.04%) Kentico
6 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (31.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.48%) MS Office
2 11 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.72%) Office 365
3 3 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (39.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.44%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (4.08%) Power BI
8 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.40%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.72%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.36%) MS Access
11 2 (1.36%) OLAP
11 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (11.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (6.80%) Selenium
4 7 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.40%) Subversion
6 4 (2.72%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (2.72%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.04%) NUnit
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.68%) JIRA
9 1 (0.68%) MSTest
9 1 (0.68%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.68%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 12 (8.16%) Marketing
2 10 (6.80%) Finance
3 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.04%) Automotive
5 2 (1.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (76.19%) Developer
2 57 (38.78%) .NET Developer
3 27 (18.37%) C# Developer
4 25 (17.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (12.24%) .NET Team Leader
5 18 (12.24%) CRM Developer
5 18 (12.24%) Team Leader
6 16 (10.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 16 (10.88%) SQL Developer
7 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Developer
8 11 (7.48%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.48%) Software Team Leader
9 10 (6.80%) Lead Developer
9 10 (6.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (6.12%) .NET Software Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) Lead C# Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Lead Software Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) Oracle Developer
10 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (72.11%) .NET
2 59 (40.14%) .NET Framework
3 38 (25.85%) HTML
4 36 (24.49%) ASP.NET
5 35 (23.81%) CSS
6 30 (20.41%) WCF
7 23 (15.65%) Web Services
8 22 (14.97%) XML
9 18 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (10.88%) jQuery
11 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (8.16%) Entity Framework
12 12 (8.16%) REST
12 12 (8.16%) SOAP
13 10 (6.80%) XSLT
14 9 (6.12%) XSD
15 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
15 7 (4.76%) HTML5
15 7 (4.76%) LINQ
15 7 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.93%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.72%) Data Conversion
3 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.36%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.68%) iPad
5 1 (0.68%) Life Science
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.52%) Windows
2 7 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.04%) Linux
3 3 (2.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.73%) MVC
3 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (15.65%) CRM
4 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
5 20 (13.61%) Waterfall
6 19 (12.93%) UML
7 18 (12.24%) V-Model
8 15 (10.20%) ETL
8 15 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.84%) Migration
9 13 (8.84%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.84%) Unit Testing
10 12 (8.16%) Scrum
11 10 (6.80%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.12%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (6.12%) Web Development
13 8 (5.44%) BDD
13 8 (5.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 91 (61.90%) C#
2 73 (49.66%) SQL
3 42 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.44%) XAML
6 7 (4.76%) Java
7 4 (2.72%) COBOL
8 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.36%) VBA
8 2 (1.36%) XPath
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Degree
2 11 (7.48%) ISEB
3 9 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.68%) MCAD
7 1 (0.68%) MCITP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSD
7 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 99 (67.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (2.72%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.36%) Canon
4 2 (1.36%) SAP
4 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) CODA
5 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.68%) VMware
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 9 days ago