The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 6 8 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 6.12% 4.65% -
As % of the Development Applications category 21.43% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 14 6 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 28.57% 13.95% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £333 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Worcestershire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Worcestershire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Redditch - 2 £275 - 3
Worcester 0 1 £300 -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Assembla
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) RS-232
1 1 (33.33%) RS-485
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Angular 2
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Post-Production
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Assembla
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin