Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.35% 0.84% 3.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 41.67% 5.88% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 8
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £450 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +41.73% -23.49%
10th Percentile £363 £438 £296
90th Percentile £452 £463 £350
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +12.60% +1.50% +115.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £53.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +84.48% +28.89% -21.05%

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 48 34 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.65% 14.35% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 24
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £313 £280 £268
90th Percentile £388 £473 £356
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £53.50 - £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.58% +20.00% -12.53%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 October 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 +10 14 £375 -16.67% 8
Lichfield -3 2 £480 - 1
Visual Studio
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (95.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (95.00%) SQL
3 18 (90.00%) C#
3 18 (90.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (85.00%) Web Services
5 16 (80.00%) .NET Framework
6 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (55.00%) DB2
7 11 (55.00%) Teradata
7 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (55.00%) NoSQL
7 11 (55.00%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (55.00%) Entity Framework
7 11 (55.00%) Redis
7 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (55.00%) Docker
8 6 (30.00%) REST
8 6 (30.00%) Use Case
8 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Oracle
8 6 (30.00%) HTML
8 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (30.00%) CSS
8 6 (30.00%) SOAP
8 6 (30.00%) Middleware
9 5 (25.00%) NHibernate

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (95.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) DB2
2 11 (55.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (55.00%) Redis
2 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (85.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (55.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (55.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (90.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (85.00%) Web Services
4 16 (80.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (55.00%) Entity Framework
5 11 (55.00%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 6 (30.00%) Middleware
6 6 (30.00%) REST
6 6 (30.00%) SOAP
7 5 (25.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) NHibernate
8 2 (10.00%) Drools
8 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (30.00%) Use Case
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Web Development
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (10.00%) DSDM
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) RAD
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 18 (90.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Teradata
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft