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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.84% 0.78% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.22% 15.00% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +48.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £373 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
90 20 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.03% 5.18% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 13 31
Average daily rate £325 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £381 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £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 £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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 -12 8 £300 -20.00% 6
Durham 0 2 £338 +12.03% 2
Northumberland - - - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (75.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (35.00%) C#
5 7 (35.00%) HTML5
5 7 (35.00%) REST
5 7 (35.00%) CSS3
5 7 (35.00%) Office 365
5 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (15.00%) WinForms
8 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.00%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Writer
5 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Author
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Author
6 1 (5.00%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
3 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) HTML5
4 7 (35.00%) REST
4 7 (35.00%) CSS3
5 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (15.00%) WinForms
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.00%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) WF
6 1 (5.00%) LINQ
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (20.00%) OO
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Content Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Business Development
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Progress
3 1 (5.00%) Lotus
Durham, County Durham
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