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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 47 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.98% 2.09% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.62% 25.00% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Median daily rate £363 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £321 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £374 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +4.28% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 113 64 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 18.65% 8.34% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 42 43
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 28 April 2017, 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 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (60.98%) WCF
4 24 (58.54%) JavaScript
4 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
5 23 (56.10%) .NET Framework
6 21 (51.22%) CRM
6 21 (51.22%) HTML
6 21 (51.22%) CSS
7 20 (48.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (48.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (48.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (34.15%) C#
9 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
9 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
9 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
10 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (26.83%) Scrum
12 9 (21.95%) SQL
12 9 (21.95%) DV Cleared
13 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (19.51%) MVC
14 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
15 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
16 4 (9.76%) Web Services
16 4 (9.76%) TDD
16 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3 (7.32%) CruiseControl

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 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) QlikView
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) CruiseControl
3 3 (7.32%) Moq
3 3 (7.32%) NUnit
3 3 (7.32%) Selenium
4 2 (4.88%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.44%) MorphX
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 20 (48.78%) CRM Developer
3 17 (41.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Developer
5 9 (21.95%) .NET Developer
5 9 (21.95%) C# Developer
5 9 (21.95%) Senior Developer
6 7 (17.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (14.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (12.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 5 (12.20%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (7.32%) Tester
10 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Lead Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Senior SharePoint Developer
10 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
11 1 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 1 (2.44%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 25 (60.98%) WCF
3 23 (56.10%) .NET Framework
4 21 (51.22%) CSS
4 21 (51.22%) HTML
5 20 (48.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
8 3 (7.32%) jQuery
8 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.44%) EDI
10 1 (2.44%) EDIFACT
10 1 (2.44%) HTML5
10 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (2.44%) WinForms
10 1 (2.44%) XML
10 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Fintech
1 1 (2.44%) iPad
1 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) CRM
3 11 (26.83%) Scrum
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (19.51%) MVC
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) OO
7 2 (4.88%) BDD
7 2 (4.88%) ERP
7 2 (4.88%) ETL
7 2 (4.88%) OOD
7 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) SOLID
7 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Change Control
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (2.44%) High Availability
8 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (34.15%) C#
3 9 (21.95%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Sybase