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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 40 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.10% 1.56% 2.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.05% 11.29% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £455 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
19 62 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.22% 13.78% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 17
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £51.30 £47.50 £34.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +39.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 July 2015. 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 - 3 £250 - 1
Bedford - 1 - - 3
Visual Studio
East of England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Avionics
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe