The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 32 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.82% - 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.63% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +24.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
43 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.69% 13.75% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 13
Median daily rate £445 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £225 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
5 3 (33.33%) Open Source
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
6 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 2 (22.22%) Advertising
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Security Management
6 2 (22.22%) CMS
6 2 (22.22%) WinForms
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Umbraco
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Bower
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 2 (22.22%) WinForms
6 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware
6 1 (11.11%) Node.js
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Database Security
4 1 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Nintex