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 3 months to 29 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.86% 3.38% 3.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.53% 20.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £225 £300 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £349
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 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17 25 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.14% 16.89% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
Median daily rate £263 £325 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +2.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £252 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £447 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 29 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 3 £225 -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 8 (88.89%) LINQ
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 8 (88.89%) TypeScript
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (77.78%) StructureMap
3 7 (77.78%) AutoMapper
3 7 (77.78%) System Testing
3 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (66.67%) NHS
4 6 (66.67%) Workflow
5 5 (55.56%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (11.11%) Selenium
7 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) RSpec
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) LINQ
2 8 (88.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (77.78%) AutoMapper
3 7 (77.78%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 7 (77.78%) System Testing
2 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Workflow
4 5 (55.56%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
1 8 (88.89%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland