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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.00% 0.54% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.33% 3.80% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 5
Median daily rate £321 £372 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +48.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
150 79 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.03% 14.29% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 52 48
Median daily rate £330 £375 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £495 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 28 May 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 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 30 (71.43%) C#
3 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 23 (54.76%) XML
5 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
6 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
8 17 (40.48%) Linux
8 17 (40.48%) SQL
9 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
9 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
10 15 (35.71%) IIS
11 14 (33.33%) Web Services
11 14 (33.33%) SSL
12 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
13 12 (28.57%) ADO.NET
13 12 (28.57%) Java
13 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
13 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (26.19%) QA
14 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
14 11 (26.19%) Unix
14 11 (26.19%) Windows
14 11 (26.19%) HP UFT
14 11 (26.19%) LoadRunner
14 11 (26.19%) Facilita Forecast
14 11 (26.19%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (26.19%) Performance Metrics
15 10 (23.81%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (23.81%) HP SiteScope

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 15 (35.71%) IIS
2 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) Apache
3 6 (14.29%) CICS
3 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 4 (9.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) SSL
2 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 8 (19.05%) DNS
4 6 (14.29%) FTP
4 6 (14.29%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.38%) HTTP
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (14.29%) DB2
4 6 (14.29%) Easytrieve
4 6 (14.29%) MS Access
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) ObjectStore
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (26.19%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (26.19%) HP UFT
2 11 (26.19%) LoadRunner
3 6 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Developer
3 8 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) CRM Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 7 (16.67%) SharePoint Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Applications Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Tester
8 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Collaboration Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 23 (54.76%) XML
3 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (33.33%) Web Services
5 12 (28.57%) ADO.NET
6 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 6 (14.29%) ISPF
8 3 (7.14%) ActiveX
9 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.76%) CSS
10 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.38%) jQuery
10 1 (2.38%) JSON
10 1 (2.38%) RESTful
10 1 (2.38%) SOAP
10 1 (2.38%) WCF
10 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 6 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 6 (14.29%) VSAM
3 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Unix
2 11 (26.19%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) MVS
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
2 11 (26.19%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (23.81%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 9 (21.43%) CRM
5 8 (19.05%) Migration
5 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.76%) MVC
9 2 (4.76%) Refactoring
10 1 (2.38%) Web Development
10 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 12 (28.57%) Java
5 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 10 (23.81%) VB
6 6 (14.29%) Assembly Language
6 6 (14.29%) C++
6 6 (14.29%) CLIST
6 6 (14.29%) COBOL
6 6 (14.29%) JCL
6 6 (14.29%) Perl
6 6 (14.29%) REXX
6 6 (14.29%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) MCSD
3 9 (21.43%) MCSE
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) CA
2 6 (14.29%) IBM
2 6 (14.29%) Micro Focus
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Xamarin