The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.60% 1.21% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.81% 16.67% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£300 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -12.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
111 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.76% 7.25% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 14 17
Average daily rate £347 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the North East region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the North East region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -33 8 £300 -20.00% 3
Durham -6 3 £338 +40.62%
Northumberland - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
4 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (40.91%) Office 365
6 9 (40.91%) CSS
6 9 (40.91%) HTML
6 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
6 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
7 8 (36.36%) REST
7 8 (36.36%) CSS3
7 8 (36.36%) HTML5
7 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
8 6 (27.27%) C#
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) OO
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 3 (13.64%) Windows
11 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
11 3 (13.64%) WinForms
11 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
12 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
12 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (9.09%) Content Management
12 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Writer
4 3 (13.64%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Author
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (40.91%) CSS
3 9 (40.91%) HTML
4 8 (36.36%) HTML5
4 8 (36.36%) REST
4 8 (36.36%) CSS3
5 3 (13.64%) WinForms
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (4.55%) WCF
7 1 (4.55%) WF
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ
7 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 5 (22.73%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) Content Management
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Lotus
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
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