Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 15 July 2018 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 31 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.81% 1.96% 2.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.24% 17.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -28.00% -8.29%
10th Percentile £350 £210 £298
90th Percentile £388 £378 £332
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -10.11% -12.21%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 29 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.47% 10.98% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £343 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £293 £213 £298
90th Percentile £409 £406 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £429 £418 £395
% change year-on-year +2.75% +5.70% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% -9.72% +9.09%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -7 3 £375 +57.89% 3
Visual Studio
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) Teradata
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Redis
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) Docker
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (40.00%) Akka.NET
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) OAuth
3 2 (40.00%) OWASP
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (60.00%) Redis
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (40.00%) Akka.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (40.00%) OAuth
3 2 (40.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) CQRS
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) OWASP
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Teradata