The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 67 60
Rank change year-on-year -30 -7  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 2.39% 2.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.43% 16.07% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 50
Median daily rate £350 £356 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +119.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £468 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% -21.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 323 448 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.90% 14.88% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 264 176
Median daily rate £475 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.10 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham -4 9 £360 +1.05% 6
Wolverhampton - 4 £350 -
Shropshire +17 1 £275 +15.78% 2
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 4
Staffordshire -4 1 £450 +42.85% 1
Tipton - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 53 (74.65%) .NET
2 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (49.30%) C#
4 34 (47.89%) HTML
4 34 (47.89%) JavaScript
4 34 (47.89%) SQL Server
4 34 (47.89%) Microsoft
5 31 (43.66%) CSS
6 25 (35.21%) SQL
7 23 (32.39%) .NET Framework
8 22 (30.99%) MVC
9 20 (28.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (25.35%) WCF
10 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET
11 17 (23.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (22.54%) jQuery
13 14 (19.72%) Scrum
13 14 (19.72%) TDD
13 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
13 14 (19.72%) CRM
13 14 (19.72%) Dynamics CRM
14 13 (18.31%) Web Development
14 13 (18.31%) HTML5
14 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
15 11 (15.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
16 10 (14.08%) CSS3
17 9 (12.68%) BDD

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) DNN
3 5 (7.04%) CMS
4 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.82%) WordPress
5 1 (1.41%) Confluence
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.45%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.41%) 3G
2 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.41%) RS-232
2 1 (1.41%) RS-485
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (47.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.63%) Power BI
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.82%) QlikView
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.41%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (28.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (23.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.63%) JIRA
4 4 (5.63%) Selenium
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.41%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.41%) Moq
6 1 (1.41%) MorphX
6 1 (1.41%) MSTest
6 1 (1.41%) NUnit
6 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.23%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (67.61%) Developer
2 15 (21.13%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.90%) CRM Developer
4 11 (15.49%) C# Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Senior Developer
6 9 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Web Developer
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Administrator
10 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.63%) DBA
10 4 (5.63%) HTML Developer
10 4 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.63%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (74.65%) .NET
2 34 (47.89%) HTML
3 31 (43.66%) CSS
4 23 (32.39%) .NET Framework
5 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET
5 18 (25.35%) WCF
6 16 (22.54%) jQuery
7 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (18.31%) HTML5
8 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
8 11 (15.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (14.08%) CSS3
10 8 (11.27%) Entity Framework
10 8 (11.27%) Web Services
11 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (8.45%) LINQ
13 5 (7.04%) Backbone.js
13 5 (7.04%) Ember.js
13 5 (7.04%) XML
14 4 (5.63%) AutoMapper
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) User Experience
2 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Fintech
3 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Unix
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.41%) HPUX
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) MVC
3 14 (19.72%) CRM
3 14 (19.72%) Scrum
3 14 (19.72%) TDD
4 13 (18.31%) Web Development
5 9 (12.68%) BDD
5 9 (12.68%) Migration
6 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.45%) ETL
9 5 (7.04%) Content Management
9 5 (7.04%) Microservices
9 5 (7.04%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (49.30%) C#
2 34 (47.89%) JavaScript
3 25 (35.21%) SQL
4 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.04%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.63%) Java
7 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.63%) VB
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) C++
9 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.41%) COBOL
9 1 (1.41%) Perl
9 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.41%) VB6
9 1 (1.41%) VBScript
9 1 (1.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
3 2 (2.82%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.41%) Assembla
4 1 (1.41%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.41%) CollabNet
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) Informatica
4 1 (1.41%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.41%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.41%) Sybase
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
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