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 3 months to 29 May 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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 - 37
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.91% - 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% - 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £438 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 33 27 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.97% 8.74% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 29
Median daily rate £425 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £465 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +1.25% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £50.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £450 - 2
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 1
Luton - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (50.00%) DevOps
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) MVC
6 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
7 2 (25.00%) Bower
7 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) Security Management
7 2 (25.00%) Web Development
7 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (25.00%) Umbraco
7 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (25.00%) HTML
7 2 (25.00%) HTTP
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) Project Management
7 2 (25.00%) CMS

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 2 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Bower
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) LINQ
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (12.50%) Release Automation
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Nintex
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + superb benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago