The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 16 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.15% - 2.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% - 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +11.42%
Visual Studio
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Development Applications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.05% 9.90% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £475 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Visual Studio
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) X++
1 1 (100.00%) MorphX
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MorphX
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SSRS Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) X++
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft