The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Luton region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.53% 2.47% 2.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
41 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.69% 12.35% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 3
Average daily rate £400 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) RSpec
4 2 (40.00%) MSTest
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) NUnit
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) JUnit

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) RSpec
2 2 (40.00%) MSTest
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSD
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) DSDM
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
Luton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago