Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 64 81
Rank change year-on-year -80 +17 +24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 178 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 2.89% 1.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.57% 19.02% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 94 59
West Midlands median daily rate £355 £369 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +126.92% -53.57%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £135
90th Percentile £438 £484 £390
England median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.86% -2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -12.87% -24.63%
10th Percentile £25.00 £11.50 £22.63
90th Percentile £34.85 £23.50 £28.08
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 718 936 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.83% 15.18% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 516 246
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £156
90th Percentile £563 £500 £475
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.16%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £19.10
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Birmingham -47 12 £413 +10.00% 6
Wolverhampton +3 5 £350 +9.38%
Warwickshire -5 3 £350 -30.00%
Coventry -22 3 - - 7
Staffordshire -2 2 £325 +3.17% 5
Walsall - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) .NET
3 19 (47.50%) HTML
3 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
4 18 (45.00%) CSS
4 18 (45.00%) C#
5 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
6 15 (37.50%) TDD
6 15 (37.50%) BDD
7 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (35.00%) Web Development
7 14 (35.00%) SQL
8 13 (32.50%) jQuery
8 13 (32.50%) HTML5
9 12 (30.00%) Migration
10 11 (27.50%) MVC
10 11 (27.50%) Business Analysis
10 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
10 11 (27.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (27.50%) User Experience
11 10 (25.00%) Microservices
11 10 (25.00%) Ember.js
11 10 (25.00%) Backbone.js
11 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (25.00%) Web Application Development
11 10 (25.00%) CSS3
11 10 (25.00%) Progressive Web App
12 9 (22.50%) CMS
13 8 (20.00%) DNN
14 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow

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 9 (22.50%) CMS
2 8 (20.00%) DNN
3 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Google Play
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) Selenium
4 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.00%) Gatling
5 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.00%) JMeter
5 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.00%) Banking
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
3 5 (12.50%) HTML Developer
3 5 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (10.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) .NET
2 19 (47.50%) HTML
3 18 (45.00%) CSS
4 13 (32.50%) HTML5
4 13 (32.50%) jQuery
5 11 (27.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (25.00%) Backbone.js
6 10 (25.00%) CSS3
6 10 (25.00%) Ember.js
7 7 (17.50%) Web Services
7 7 (17.50%) XML
8 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
10 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.50%) LINQ
11 2 (5.00%) Ajax
11 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.00%) RESTful
11 2 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Android
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) SUSE
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) HPUX
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) BDD
2 15 (37.50%) TDD
3 14 (35.00%) Web Development
4 12 (30.00%) Migration
5 11 (27.50%) Business Analysis
5 11 (27.50%) MVC
5 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.00%) Microservices
6 10 (25.00%) Progressive Web App
6 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (25.00%) Web Application Development
7 7 (17.50%) Content Management
8 4 (10.00%) DevOps
8 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.50%) Scrum
10 2 (5.00%) CRM
10 2 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) C#
2 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 14 (35.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.00%) COBOL
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) VBA
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
6 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) CollabNet
2 2 (5.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Micro Focus
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (5.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.50%) Altova
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.50%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) VMware