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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 97 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.96% 1.02% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.44% 5.16% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
Median daily rate £293 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
248 155 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 21.70% 19.75% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 114 57
Median daily rate £425 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +30.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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 (77.14%) C#
2 25 (71.43%) .NET
3 20 (57.14%) SQL
4 18 (51.43%) XML
5 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
6 15 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (40.00%) IIS
7 14 (40.00%) Windows
8 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
8 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
9 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
9 12 (34.29%) DNS
9 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
9 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
10 10 (28.57%) SSL
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (28.57%) Web Services
10 10 (28.57%) MCSD
10 10 (28.57%) MCSE
10 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
10 10 (28.57%) VB
10 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
10 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
11 9 (25.71%) Migration
12 8 (22.86%) HP UFT
12 8 (22.86%) LoadRunner
12 8 (22.86%) Java
12 8 (22.86%) Unix
12 8 (22.86%) Linux

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 14 (40.00%) IIS
2 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
4 4 (11.43%) OpenStack
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.86%) CMS
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) DNS
1 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
2 10 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (5.71%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) EDMS
4 1 (2.86%) ObjectStore
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (22.86%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (22.86%) HP UFT
2 8 (22.86%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.71%) MSI
3 2 (5.71%) NMock
3 2 (5.71%) WiX
4 1 (2.86%) Bower
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Grunt
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) MSTest
4 1 (2.86%) NuGet
4 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.86%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.86%) Advertising
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) SharePoint Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Xamarin Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Development Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Development Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Tester
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) .NET
2 18 (51.43%) XML
3 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 10 (28.57%) Web Services
4 7 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.29%) ADO.NET
6 3 (8.57%) ActiveX
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.71%) CSS
7 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.71%) WCF
8 1 (2.86%) jQuery
8 1 (2.86%) JSON
8 1 (2.86%) REST
8 1 (2.86%) RESTful
8 1 (2.86%) WinForms
8 1 (2.86%) WPF
8 1 (2.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Unix
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (25.71%) Migration
3 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (22.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
5 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) Multithreading
8 3 (8.57%) MVC
8 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.71%) ETL
9 2 (5.71%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) C#
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
3 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
5 10 (28.57%) VB
6 8 (22.86%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.71%) C
9 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) MCSD
2 10 (28.57%) MCSE
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) Xamarin
5 3 (8.57%) Sitecore
6 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas
7 1 (2.86%) Spiceworks
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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