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 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 45 55 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.94% 0.95% 1.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.49% 6.06% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +6.66%
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
118 99 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.07% 15.66% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 55 7
Average daily rate £368 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.34% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the North East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 May 2015. 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 +15 22 £300 +33.33% 9
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (64.10%) .NET
4 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 22 (56.41%) IBM
5 22 (56.41%) Manufacturing
6 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 21 (53.85%) VB
6 21 (53.85%) FTP
6 21 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (53.85%) VB6
6 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (20.51%) Windows
8 6 (15.38%) Eclipse
8 6 (15.38%) SQL
8 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco
9 5 (12.82%) MCSE
9 5 (12.82%) MCSA
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (12.82%) Clustering
10 4 (10.26%) Micro Focus
10 4 (10.26%) Linux
10 4 (10.26%) UNIX
10 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.26%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) CruiseControl
2 2 (5.13%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.56%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 22 (56.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Programmer
1 21 (53.85%) VB Programmer
2 5 (12.82%) IT Support
2 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Designer
5 2 (5.13%) UI Designer
6 1 (2.56%) UX Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) XSD
4 1 (2.56%) XSLT
4 1 (2.56%) WCF
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) CAML
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 3 (7.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.69%) Migration
1 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
1 3 (7.69%) System Testing
2 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
2 2 (5.13%) CMMI
2 2 (5.13%) Change Management
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 1 (2.56%) OOP
3 1 (2.56%) OO
3 1 (2.56%) SOA
3 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.56%) Automated Testing
3 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
3 1 (2.56%) UX Design
3 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.56%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) VB
1 21 (53.85%) VB6
2 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) COBOL
3 4 (10.26%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) MCSA
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (56.41%) IBM
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Micro Focus
5 2 (5.13%) Borland
6 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Rogue Wave
6 1 (2.56%) ILOG