Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 63 57
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.99% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.67% 5.56% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -1.16% +27.41%
10th Percentile £275 £343 £415
90th Percentile £504 £468 £445
East of England median daily rate £413 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +13.79% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.25 £41.13
% change year-on-year +1.73% +5.17% +2.81%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 66 90 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.91% 13.20% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 64 56
Bedfordshire median daily rate £389 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.61% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £279 £325 £263
90th Percentile £513 £500 £494
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £50.22 £50.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.11% +5.67%
East of England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.56
% change year-on-year -0.59% +4.78% +1.41%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Bedfordshire

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 8 £375 - 11
Bedford -4 1 £375 -16.67%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (27.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Game Development
6 3 (27.27%) Microservices
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Core
6 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
6 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
6 3 (27.27%) Physics
6 3 (27.27%) Lua
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) 3ds Max
1 3 (27.27%) Maya
1 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Functions
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (27.27%) Games
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Games Developer
5 2 (18.18%) 3D Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Augmented Reality Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Unity 3D Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Virtual Reality Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Azure Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Environment And Release Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Core
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (27.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) RESTful
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Artificial Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps
1 3 (27.27%) Game Development
1 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
1 3 (27.27%) Microservices
1 3 (27.27%) MVC
1 3 (27.27%) Physics
1 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) B2B
2 2 (18.18%) B2C
2 2 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) CQRS
2 2 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Lua
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (27.27%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Kibana
2 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) Google