Period
to 16 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 53 46
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.91% 0.32% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.98% 2.20% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £430 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +72.00% -34.21%
10th Percentile £343 £415 £238
90th Percentile £468 £445 £331
East of England median daily rate £400 £338 £336
% change year-on-year +18.52% +0.37% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £33.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.88% -21.18% -

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 86 91 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.99% 14.40% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 20
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £318
90th Percentile £500 £500 £594
East of England median daily rate £440 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +7.20% +9.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £49.65 £50.78 £45.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.23% +11.78% +29.80%
10th Percentile £48.83 £50.78 £39.10
90th Percentile £50.48 £50.78 £52.77
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33% +3.24%

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 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 16 October 2017. 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
Bedford +4 2 £450 +4.65%
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
Luton - 1 - -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) WinForms
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) YAML
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Acrobat
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (16.67%) InDesign
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) PaintShop Pro
1 1 (16.67%) RoboHelp
1 1 (16.67%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) GitLab
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) gulp
1 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Protractor
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Code
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) webpack
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Author
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) SDLC
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Google