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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.72% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 44.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
18 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.37% 19.51% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Median daily rate £400 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) C
2 6 (60.00%) C++
3 5 (50.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) HND
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (10.00%) CppUnit
6 1 (10.00%) SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) CppUnit
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Performance Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) HND
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft