The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 26 June 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 / Coventry
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 30 24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry - 4.65% 4.60%
As % of the Development Applications category - 27.14% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 13
Median daily rate - £449 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +49.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18 70 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 7.23% 17.11% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 32
Median daily rate £394 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £454 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Coventry

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (33.33%) Event Store
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) Contract Management
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Event Store
1 1 (33.33%) RavenDB
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Contract Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin