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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / North East
Rank 84 65 43
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.84% 1.47% 2.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.33% 9.56% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Median daily rate £278 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £291 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £428 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
150 136 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.84% 15.33% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 36
Median daily rate £340 £421 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% +40.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £553 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -26 6 £278 -20.71% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 20 (86.96%) .NET
3 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
5 13 (56.52%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Windows
7 9 (39.13%) MVC
7 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
8 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
8 8 (34.78%) HTML
8 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
8 8 (34.78%) Web Services
9 7 (30.43%) CSS
9 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
9 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
9 7 (30.43%) VMware
9 7 (30.43%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
10 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
10 6 (26.09%) IIS
10 6 (26.09%) XML
11 5 (21.74%) Java
11 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
11 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
11 5 (21.74%) Front End Development
12 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
13 3 (13.04%) Validation

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) NAS
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) MSI
2 3 (13.04%) NMock
2 3 (13.04%) WiX
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Development Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Development Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Xamarin Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.70%) HTML Developer
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
5 6 (26.09%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (8.70%) WCF
6 2 (8.70%) WPF
7 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) Node.js
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
2 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) MVC
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Front End Development
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) OOP
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) SOLID
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.35%) C
7 1 (4.35%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) COBOL
7 1 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) VC++
7 1 (4.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Sitecore
3 3 (13.04%) Xamarin
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Infor
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter