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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.99% 3.28% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.77% 24.32% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
Visual Studio
East of England

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
13 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.20% 13.50% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 14
Average daily rate £400 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -18 3 £413 +106.25% 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (28.57%) WCF
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
6 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Android

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 1 (14.29%) Maya
1 1 (14.29%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) Xcode
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Head of Development
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) LINQ
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (14.29%) Autofac
3 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Physics
1 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
1 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (14.29%) Kinect
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) Revenue Management
4 1 (14.29%) Yield Management
4 1 (14.29%) Image Processing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Lua
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle