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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 66 39 22
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.65% 2.19% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.23% 12.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
155 64 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.00% 17.49% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 45 9
Average daily rate £440 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.34% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 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 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) CMMI
3 3 (33.33%) CruiseControl
3 3 (33.33%) StarTeam
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Borland
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (22.22%) LoadUI
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
2 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) CruiseControl
2 3 (33.33%) StarTeam
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (22.22%) LoadUI
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) VME
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) CMMI
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Borland
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Micro Focus