Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 2021 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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 87 66
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21 +22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 5 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.86% 0.45% 1.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.04% 2.99% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 23
Median daily rate £400 £484 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.31% +29.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £254 £463 £300
90th Percentile £426 £544 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -13.51% +2.78% +28.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £56.00

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 71 167 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.16% 15.14% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 125 172
Median daily rate £375 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.56% +12.36%
10th Percentile £242 £313 £313
90th Percentile £503 £572 £559
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -10.56% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Median hourly rate £36.25 £47.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year -23.68% -2.06% +46.97%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Azure
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) MDX
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban

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 (20.00%) SAS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) DTS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) ProC
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) DHTML
2 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Matplotlib
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) NumPy
2 1 (20.00%) Pandas
2 1 (20.00%) SciPy
2 1 (20.00%) Seaborn
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Disruptive Innovation
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) PROC SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Teradata
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin