The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 28 June 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 / Warwickshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 31 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.33% 1.89% 2.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.50% 18.75% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £335 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +123.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 40 48 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 13.33% 10.11% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 29
Median daily rate £388 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £264 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 5
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £19.75 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Warwickshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Warwickshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Warwickshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Warwick +2 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) LINQ
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) COBOL
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) PMI
4 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAP BW

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (20.00%) VersionOne
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
1 2 (40.00%) LINQ
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (20.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP