The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 25 25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 0.63% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category - 4.76% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +15.55%
Visual Studio
Bedfordshire

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

Development Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.14% 13.29% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 20
Average daily rate £344 £465 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.07% +43.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £50.39 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 - £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) Ada
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ada
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared