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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.77% 2.85% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.20% 14.08% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£240 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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
119 71 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 18.36% 20.23% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 55 7
Average daily rate £400 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £416 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (30.00%) Borland
3 3 (30.00%) CMMI
3 3 (30.00%) StarTeam
3 3 (30.00%) CruiseControl
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (30.00%) CruiseControl
2 3 (30.00%) StarTeam
2 3 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) VME
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) CMMI
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Borland
2 2 (20.00%) Micro Focus
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle