Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 10 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.10% 0.48% 1.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.18% 3.70% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £463 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -30.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £433
90th Percentile £499 £375 £525
East of England median daily rate £413 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.26% +6.88%

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 55 81 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.53% 12.86% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 51
Bedfordshire median daily rate £440 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £308
90th Percentile £527 £500 £500
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £423
% change year-on-year - +6.51% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £50.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £43.75 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +7.36% +1.24%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 £463 - 5
Bedford +2 1 £375 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) DevOps
6 4 (40.00%) Kibana
6 4 (40.00%) Microservices
6 4 (40.00%) .NET Core
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (40.00%) LINQ
6 4 (40.00%) Google
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (40.00%) CQRS
6 4 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (40.00%) MVC
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (20.00%) nopCommerce

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 4 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (10.00%) Maya
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) 3D Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Unity 3D Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Core
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (40.00%) LINQ
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) CQRS
2 4 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (40.00%) Microservices
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) B2B
3 2 (20.00%) B2C
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (10.00%) Game Development
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Lua
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Kibana
2 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe