The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 81 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.70% 2.04% 1.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.76% 10.40% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £265 £350 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +24.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Development Applications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
133 125 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 18.55% 19.59% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 86 28
Median daily rate £340 £424 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% +13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (88.89%) C#
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
6 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
6 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
6 7 (38.89%) MVC
6 7 (38.89%) VMware
6 7 (38.89%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
6 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) HTML
7 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 5 (27.78%) XML
8 5 (27.78%) CSS
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 5 (27.78%) IIS
8 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Java
10 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (16.67%) MSI
10 3 (16.67%) HP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 5 (27.78%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) NAS
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) MSI
2 3 (16.67%) NMock
2 3 (16.67%) WiX
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Development Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Development Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Xamarin Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) XML
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 2 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) WCF
6 1 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 3 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) SOLID
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) OOD
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 3 (16.67%) Xamarin
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
4 2 (11.11%) Veritas