The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 34 58 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.56% 0.93% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.79% 2.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +19.50%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 56 159 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 31.11% 37.15% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 12
Median daily rate £500 £415 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -10.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £370 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Shropshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 1 £475 -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior UAT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Lead
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Lead
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft