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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.94% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.75% 3.80% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +6.66%
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
87 79 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 16.32% 16.36% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 48 1
Average daily rate £373 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 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 6 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) COBOL
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Micro Focus
4 3 (33.33%) Tuxedo
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) VME
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) StarTeam
5 2 (22.22%) CruiseControl
5 2 (22.22%) CMMI
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Borland
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) XSD

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (22.22%) CruiseControl
2 2 (22.22%) StarTeam
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSD
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) VME
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) CMMI
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Micro Focus
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Borland