Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 37 63
Rank change year-on-year -52 +26 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 71 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.75% 5.08% 1.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.82% 30.21% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 16
Birmingham median daily rate £406 £375 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +21.46% -11.79%
10th Percentile £273 £295 £295
90th Percentile £439 £455 £459
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year +0.07% +14.75% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +28.89% +9.76% -28.55%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 249 235 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.60% 16.80% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 141 66
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £266 £274 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £484
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +4.43% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.50 - £42.50
10th Percentile £15.10 - £16.25
90th Percentile £36.30 - £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.43% -21.67% -11.50%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (25.00%) LINQ
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) CRM
7 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Developer
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) LINQ
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) React
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (8.33%) COM
6 1 (8.33%) DOM
6 1 (8.33%) EDI
6 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) CRUD
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) GNVQ
2 1 (8.33%) HND
2 1 (8.33%) NVQ Level 4
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Altova
2 1 (8.33%) DevExpress
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin