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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 46 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.52% 1.25% 1.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.62% 9.09% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -47.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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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
58 44 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.63% 13.71% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 3
Average daily rate £330 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +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
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 February 2015.

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 February 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 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) COBOL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
2 4 (36.36%) Micro Focus
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) VME
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Tuxedo
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (27.27%) Tuxedo
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XSD
3 1 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) CAML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) VME
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) COBOL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Micro Focus
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus