The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 30 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands / Solihull
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 0.89% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 33.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
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 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00%  

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 Solihull with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3 17 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 2.68% 13.93% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
Median daily rate £200 £441 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.62% +19.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 16 (84.21%) MVC
3 16 (84.21%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (78.95%) jQuery
4 15 (78.95%) PowerShell
4 15 (78.95%) CSS
4 15 (78.95%) HTML
4 15 (78.95%) SQL
5 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
5 14 (73.68%) XML
6 13 (68.42%) SOAP
6 13 (68.42%) WCF
6 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
8 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
8 11 (57.89%) Broadband
8 11 (57.89%) StructureMap
8 11 (57.89%) NServiceBus
9 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) TDD
11 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
11 3 (15.79%) OOP
11 3 (15.79%) SOA
11 3 (15.79%) ETL
11 3 (15.79%) WPF
11 3 (15.79%) Silverlight

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 11 (57.89%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Developer
3 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
4 7 (36.84%) .NET Software Engineer
5 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
6 5 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
8 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (10.53%) WPF Developer
10 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
10 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
10 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
10 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) KnockoutJS
3 15 (78.95%) CSS
3 15 (78.95%) HTML
3 15 (78.95%) jQuery
4 14 (73.68%) XML
5 13 (68.42%) SOAP
5 13 (68.42%) WCF
6 11 (57.89%) StructureMap
7 3 (15.79%) Silverlight
7 3 (15.79%) WPF
8 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.26%) Breeze.js
8 1 (5.26%) Durandal
8 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
8 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (84.21%) MVC
3 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) MVVM
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) SOLID
6 2 (10.53%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) PowerShell
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
3 3 (15.79%) XAML
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft