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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 77 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.78% 1.74% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.46% 17.05% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 17
Median daily rate £375 £331 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £163 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £430 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
441 258 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.90% 10.18% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 120 105
Median daily rate £390 £364 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 13
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 £19.75 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +12 36 £375 - 7
Solihull - 17 £338 - 2
Coventry -6 9 £395 -3.06% 1
Staffordshire -1 6 £325 - 1
Shropshire -3 4 £400 -
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 131 (77.51%) .NET
2 111 (65.68%) Microsoft
3 100 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (57.99%) C#
5 90 (53.25%) SQL
6 76 (44.97%) .NET Framework
7 70 (41.42%) SQL Server
8 60 (35.50%) JavaScript
8 60 (35.50%) WCF
9 57 (33.73%) CSS
10 54 (31.95%) MVC
11 53 (31.36%) HTML
12 43 (25.44%) jQuery
13 40 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (22.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 38 (22.49%) SharePoint
15 35 (20.71%) ASP.NET
15 35 (20.71%) MS Excel
16 34 (20.12%) Software Engineering
17 32 (18.93%) XML
18 31 (18.34%) CRM
19 30 (17.75%) Visual Studio Team System
19 30 (17.75%) ASP.NET Web API
20 28 (16.57%) Dynamics CRM
21 27 (15.98%) Web Services
22 22 (13.02%) SOAP
23 21 (12.43%) Entity Framework
23 21 (12.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 20 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
25 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared

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 38 (22.49%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.51%) NServiceBus
2 11 (6.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.96%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) IIS
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (20.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (6.51%) MS Office
4 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (16.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.73%) Office 365
3 5 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.51%) Broadband
2 1 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (41.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.47%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.14%) Power BI
6 6 (3.55%) PerformancePoint
7 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.18%) MS Access
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.59%) MySQL
11 1 (0.59%) OLAP
11 1 (0.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (22.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (17.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (7.10%) Selenium
4 11 (6.51%) NUnit
5 10 (5.92%) CruiseControl
5 10 (5.92%) Subversion
6 9 (5.33%) Moq
7 5 (2.96%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.96%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.78%) JIRA
9 3 (1.78%) JUnit
9 3 (1.78%) RSpec
9 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.59%) MSTest
11 1 (0.59%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Code
11 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (6.51%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.92%) Marketing
3 8 (4.73%) Finance
4 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 116 (68.64%) Developer
2 58 (34.32%) .NET Developer
3 36 (21.30%) C# Developer
4 30 (17.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (15.98%) CRM Developer
6 26 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 23 (13.61%) SQL Developer
8 20 (11.83%) Microsoft Developer
9 19 (11.24%) C# Software Engineer
9 19 (11.24%) Software Engineer
10 16 (9.47%) .NET Software Engineer
11 15 (8.88%) SQL Server Developer
12 14 (8.28%) .NET Team Leader
12 14 (8.28%) Team Leader
13 13 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (7.69%) Software Developer
14 12 (7.10%) SharePoint Developer
15 11 (6.51%) Software Team Leader
16 9 (5.33%) Lead Software Engineer
17 8 (4.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (77.51%) .NET
2 76 (44.97%) .NET Framework
3 60 (35.50%) WCF
4 57 (33.73%) CSS
5 53 (31.36%) HTML
6 43 (25.44%) jQuery
7 35 (20.71%) ASP.NET
8 32 (18.93%) XML
9 30 (17.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 27 (15.98%) Web Services
11 22 (13.02%) SOAP
12 21 (12.43%) Entity Framework
12 21 (12.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (9.47%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (7.10%) AngularJS
16 11 (6.51%) StructureMap
17 9 (5.33%) REST
17 9 (5.33%) XSLT
18 8 (4.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.96%) e-Learning
3 3 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.78%) Data Conversion
3 3 (1.78%) iPad
4 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.28%) Windows
2 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.95%) MVC
3 40 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (20.12%) Software Engineering
5 31 (18.34%) CRM
6 18 (10.65%) Scrum
6 18 (10.65%) Unit Testing
7 17 (10.06%) OO
7 17 (10.06%) OOD
8 16 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (8.88%) UML
10 14 (8.28%) V-Model
10 14 (8.28%) Waterfall
11 13 (7.69%) ETL
11 13 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 12 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.10%) Test Automation
12 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
13 11 (6.51%) Integration Testing
13 11 (6.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (57.99%) C#
2 90 (53.25%) SQL
3 60 (35.50%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.47%) PowerShell
5 13 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.14%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.55%) XAML
8 5 (2.96%) Java
9 4 (2.37%) XPath
10 2 (1.18%) VBA
11 1 (0.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.88%) Degree
3 12 (7.10%) ISEB
4 10 (5.92%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 111 (65.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.88%) Oracle
3 5 (2.96%) Canon
4 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.59%) VMware
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