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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 90 67 39
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.40% 0.80% 1.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 4.11% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £323 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.58% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% +4.66%
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
194 146 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 19.52% 19.54% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 110 46
Median daily rate £344 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.05% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 31 August 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 19 (70.37%) C#
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) XML
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
4 11 (40.74%) IIS
5 10 (37.04%) VB
5 10 (37.04%) MCSD
5 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 10 (37.04%) MCSE
5 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
5 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
5 10 (37.04%) DNS
5 10 (37.04%) SSL
5 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
6 9 (33.33%) Migration
6 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
7 8 (29.63%) Linux
7 8 (29.63%) Unix
7 8 (29.63%) HP UFT
7 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
7 8 (29.63%) QA
7 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
7 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared

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 (40.74%) IIS
2 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.70%) CMS
5 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) DNS
1 10 (37.04%) SSL
1 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) ObjectStore
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (29.63%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (29.63%) HP UFT
2 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.70%) Bower
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Grunt
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) MSI
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
3 1 (3.70%) NMock
3 1 (3.70%) NuGet
3 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.70%) WiX
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) SharePoint Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Collaboration Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) XML
3 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
4 7 (25.93%) Web Services
5 6 (22.22%) HTML
6 5 (18.52%) ADO.NET
7 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 3 (11.11%) ActiveX
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
8 2 (7.41%) WCF
9 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (3.70%) jQuery
9 1 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (3.70%) RESTful
9 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
3 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
2 9 (33.33%) Migration
3 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) MVC
8 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.70%) OO
9 1 (3.70%) Validation
9 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 16 (59.26%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
5 10 (37.04%) VB
6 7 (25.93%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) C
8 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) MCSD
2 10 (37.04%) MCSE
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
5 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Spiceworks
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin