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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 96 56 40
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.71% 0.69% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.14% 4.17% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 6
Median daily rate £323 £240 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.51%
Visual Studio
Tyne and Wear

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
175 96 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.04% 16.47% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 71 52
Median daily rate £330 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -2.01%

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 29 June 2016, 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 27 (71.05%) .NET
2 26 (68.42%) C#
3 24 (63.16%) XML
4 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
5 18 (47.37%) SQL
5 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
6 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
7 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
7 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
8 15 (39.47%) Web Services
8 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
9 13 (34.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (34.21%) ADO.NET
10 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
11 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
11 11 (28.95%) QA
11 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
11 11 (28.95%) IIS
11 11 (28.95%) Unix
11 11 (28.95%) Windows
11 11 (28.95%) Linux
11 11 (28.95%) HP UFT
11 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
11 11 (28.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (28.95%) Facilita Forecast
11 11 (28.95%) Performance Metrics
12 10 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
12 10 (26.32%) DNS
12 10 (26.32%) SSL

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 11 (28.95%) IIS
2 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.53%) OpenStack
5 2 (5.26%) CMS
6 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
1 10 (26.32%) SSL
1 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) ObjectStore
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (28.95%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (28.95%) HP UFT
2 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) Bower
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) Grunt
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) MSTest
3 1 (2.63%) NuGet
3 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.05%) SharePoint Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) CRM Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Performance Test Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Performance Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Tester
8 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Collaboration Engineer
10 1 (2.63%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (71.05%) .NET
2 24 (63.16%) XML
3 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 15 (39.47%) Web Services
5 13 (34.21%) ADO.NET
6 8 (21.05%) HTML
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.89%) ActiveX
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (7.89%) CSS
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.26%) jQuery
8 2 (5.26%) RESTful
8 2 (5.26%) WCF
9 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.63%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.63%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
3 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
1 11 (28.95%) Unix
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) CRM
4 9 (23.68%) Migration
5 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) Problem Management
6 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
9 3 (7.89%) MVC
10 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.26%) Refactoring
10 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) C#
2 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 18 (47.37%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
5 10 (26.32%) VB
6 6 (15.79%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) MCSD
3 10 (26.32%) MCSE
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Spiceworks
4 1 (2.63%) Xamarin