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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 74 41 56
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.00% 2.99% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.20% 21.30% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 4
Median daily rate £323 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £288 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +17.03%
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
162 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.06% 14.03% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 80 56
Median daily rate £325 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -32 23 £323 +7.50% 6
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 33 (76.74%) .NET
1 33 (76.74%) SQL Server
2 32 (74.42%) C#
3 31 (72.09%) ASP.NET
4 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
5 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
6 18 (41.86%) Relational Database
6 18 (41.86%) SQL
6 18 (41.86%) XML
7 17 (39.53%) HTML
7 17 (39.53%) Web Services
8 16 (37.21%) Linux
9 15 (34.88%) IIS
9 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
10 14 (32.56%) Finance
10 14 (32.56%) ADO.NET
11 12 (27.91%) CSS
11 12 (27.91%) CRM
11 12 (27.91%) Java
11 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
11 12 (27.91%) Dynamics CRM
12 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (23.26%) MVC
13 10 (23.26%) HP UFT
13 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
13 10 (23.26%) VB
13 10 (23.26%) Unix
13 10 (23.26%) Windows
13 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
13 10 (23.26%) QA

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 15 (34.88%) IIS
2 6 (13.95%) Apache
2 6 (13.95%) CICS
2 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
2 6 (13.95%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) FTP
1 6 (13.95%) SSL
1 6 (13.95%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.65%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (76.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (41.86%) Relational Database
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (13.95%) DB2
5 6 (13.95%) Easytrieve
5 6 (13.95%) MS Access
6 1 (2.33%) ObjectStore
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Facilita Forecast
1 10 (23.26%) HP UFT
1 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
2 6 (13.95%) Eclipse
2 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Developer
3 11 (25.58%) .NET Developer
4 9 (20.93%) C# Developer
4 9 (20.93%) CRM Developer
5 8 (18.60%) Senior Developer
6 7 (16.28%) Applications Developer
6 7 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (13.95%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
7 6 (13.95%) Xamarin Developer
8 5 (11.63%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (11.63%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (9.30%) Performance Tester
9 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Tester
10 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Senior Applications Developer
12 1 (2.33%) .NET Architect
12 1 (2.33%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 31 (72.09%) ASP.NET
3 18 (41.86%) XML
4 17 (39.53%) HTML
4 17 (39.53%) Web Services
5 14 (32.56%) ADO.NET
6 12 (27.91%) CSS
7 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 6 (13.95%) ISPF
10 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
11 3 (6.98%) ActiveX
11 3 (6.98%) jQuery
12 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
12 2 (4.65%) RESTful
12 2 (4.65%) SAML
12 2 (4.65%) SOAP
12 2 (4.65%) XHTML
12 2 (4.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (13.95%) Mainframe
2 6 (13.95%) VSAM
3 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
4 4 (9.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Unix
2 10 (23.26%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.91%) CRM
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
4 10 (23.26%) MVC
4 10 (23.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (20.93%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
5 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
7 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
10 3 (6.98%) Web Development
11 2 (4.65%) Mobile Development
11 2 (4.65%) Refactoring
12 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) C#
2 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
3 18 (41.86%) SQL
4 12 (27.91%) Java
5 10 (23.26%) VB
6 6 (13.95%) Assembly Language
6 6 (13.95%) C++
6 6 (13.95%) CLIST
6 6 (13.95%) COBOL
6 6 (13.95%) JCL
6 6 (13.95%) Perl
6 6 (13.95%) REXX
6 6 (13.95%) VBA
7 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Xamarin
3 6 (13.95%) CA
3 6 (13.95%) IBM
3 6 (13.95%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.33%) HP
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