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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 78 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 48 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.60% 1.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.75% 17.29% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 19
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
256 214 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.02% 9.26% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 124 60
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £394 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 12
Average hourly rate £34.20 £37.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -0.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 May 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 27 May 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 -13 13 £330 +10.00% 11
Coventry - 10 £163 - 4
Warwickshire +4 4 £163 - 3
Solihull - 3 £330 - 1
Staffordshire -3 2 £415 -2.35% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 52 (67.53%) .NET
2 46 (59.74%) SQL Server
3 40 (51.95%) C#
4 39 (50.65%) SQL
5 34 (44.16%) ASP.NET
6 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
7 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (31.17%) HTML
8 24 (31.17%) XML
9 22 (28.57%) CSS
9 22 (28.57%) jQuery
10 18 (23.38%) Web Services
10 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
11 17 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
12 16 (20.78%) MVC
13 13 (16.88%) Manufacturing
13 13 (16.88%) Windows
13 13 (16.88%) .NET Framework
13 13 (16.88%) Degree
14 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (15.58%) WCF
15 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (14.29%) SOA
15 11 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
17 9 (11.69%) Micro Focus
17 9 (11.69%) SOAP
17 9 (11.69%) COBOL
17 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.39%) IIS
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) SSL
3 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (59.74%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (2.60%) BODI
8 2 (2.60%) MS Access
8 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.79%) ReSharper
3 4 (5.19%) Subversion
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.60%) NUnit
5 2 (2.60%) Grunt
6 1 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (16.88%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (83.12%) Developer
2 13 (16.88%) Web Developer
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.69%) COBOL Developer
5 8 (10.39%) AWS Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Junior
8 3 (3.90%) Junior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Architect
9 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.60%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.60%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (67.53%) .NET
2 34 (44.16%) ASP.NET
3 24 (31.17%) HTML
3 24 (31.17%) XML
4 22 (28.57%) CSS
4 22 (28.57%) jQuery
5 18 (23.38%) Web Services
6 13 (16.88%) .NET Framework
7 12 (15.58%) WCF
8 9 (11.69%) SOAP
9 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (10.39%) Entity Framework
10 7 (9.09%) LINQ
10 7 (9.09%) XSLT
11 6 (7.79%) Ajax
11 6 (7.79%) HTML5
12 4 (5.19%) ADO.NET
12 4 (5.19%) DHTML
12 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) W3C
1 4 (5.19%) Graphic Design
1 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) NHS
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.78%) MVC
3 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (14.29%) SOA
5 8 (10.39%) Scrum
6 7 (9.09%) OO
6 7 (9.09%) CRM
6 7 (9.09%) SDLC
7 6 (7.79%) Workflow
7 6 (7.79%) TDD
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.19%) Change Control
9 4 (5.19%) Web Development
10 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.60%) ITIL
11 2 (2.60%) Migration
11 2 (2.60%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.95%) C#
2 39 (50.65%) SQL
3 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.69%) COBOL
6 7 (9.09%) VB
6 7 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.79%) VBScript
8 3 (3.90%) VB6
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) VC++
9 1 (1.30%) Java
9 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Micro Focus
3 6 (7.79%) Google
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) Apple
6 3 (3.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.30%) Cognos
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.30%) Nintex
8 1 (1.30%) Telerik
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago