Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 55 68
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.69% 3.02% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.09% 22.89% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 23
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £156
90th Percentile £475 £439 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £356 £275
% change year-on-year -1.75% +29.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.11% -21.93% -

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 218 201 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.73% 13.21% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 142 111
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £198
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +5.66% +13.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £28.50 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -2.94% +32.81%
10th Percentile £18.60 £36.63 £41.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% +9.09% -12.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) C#
5 9 (40.91%) HTML
5 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) CSS
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (27.27%) HTML5
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) MVC
8 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
8 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (22.73%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (22.73%) WCF
8 5 (22.73%) CSS3
9 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (18.18%) Selenium
9 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
10 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing

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 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) DNN
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) Power BI
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.55%) OLAP
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.55%) QlikView
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
5 1 (4.55%) Moq
5 1 (4.55%) MorphX
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.09%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) CSS
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) HTML5
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) CSS3
4 5 (22.73%) WCF
5 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) Ember.js
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) DHTML
7 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.55%) MDX
7 1 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) HPUX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (22.73%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Management
4 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.09%) Microservices
5 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) CollabNet
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) VMware