The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 39 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.59% 0.93% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.77% 20.00% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £373 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
88 15 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.56% 4.64% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 10 32
Average daily rate £325 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £258 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £384 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 11 £300 -20.00% 13
Durham -6 1 £325 +7.88% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 8 (44.44%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (27.78%) CSS
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 4 (22.22%) WCF
7 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 4 (22.22%) HTML5
7 4 (22.22%) REST
7 4 (22.22%) CSS3
7 4 (22.22%) Office 365
7 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) Ajax
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) XML
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) OO
8 3 (16.67%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Author
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Writer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
5 4 (22.22%) WCF
5 4 (22.22%) HTML5
5 4 (22.22%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) CSS3
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) Ajax
7 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.11%) WinForms
7 2 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (5.56%) WF
8 1 (5.56%) LINQ
8 1 (5.56%) jQuery
8 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) UML
5 1 (5.56%) Content Management
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Development
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Progress
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