The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 29 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.

Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.77% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 12.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 41 37 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 14.49% 11.90% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 23
Median daily rate £445 £310 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.54% -34.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 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
Co-occurring 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%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
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