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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.19% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.23% 10.53% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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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
65 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.92% 10.38% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 7
Average daily rate £475 £380 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) Office 365
4 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) VME
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) WinForms
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Micro Focus
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) CSS3
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) COBOL
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) Tuxedo

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (21.43%) Tuxedo
4 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (21.43%) COBOL Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) WinForms Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) WinForms
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) CSS3
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) CAML
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XSD
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) VME
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) System Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) COBOL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Micro Focus
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Lotus