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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.61% 3.90% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 37.50% 42.86% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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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
8 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.30% 9.09% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 11
Average daily rate £400 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Revenue Management
3 1 (25.00%) Yield Management
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) Kinect
3 1 (25.00%) Autofac
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (25.00%) NSubstitute
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Maya
1 1 (25.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) NSubstitute
1 1 (25.00%) Xcode
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Autofac
2 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (25.00%) ADO
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (25.00%) Kinect
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Revenue Management
2 1 (25.00%) Yield Management
2 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Lua
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe