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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 54 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.01% 2.41% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.18% 18.37% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
88 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.03% 13.14% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 13
Average daily rate £450 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £524 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 -20 14 £300 -7.69% 8
Durham - - - - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
3 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
5 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
5 8 (27.59%) Windows
6 7 (24.14%) CSS
6 7 (24.14%) C#
7 6 (20.69%) HTML
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (17.24%) Clustering
8 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
8 5 (17.24%) MCSE
8 5 (17.24%) MCSA
8 5 (17.24%) OO
8 5 (17.24%) Cisco
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (13.79%) REST
9 4 (13.79%) CSS3
9 4 (13.79%) HTML5
9 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.34%) Tuxedo
4 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Intranet
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (6.90%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) IT Support
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Writer
4 3 (10.34%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (10.34%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) UI Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Author
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Author
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 6 (20.69%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) REST
5 4 (13.79%) CSS3
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
6 3 (10.34%) WinForms
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
8 1 (3.45%) Web Services
8 1 (3.45%) XML
8 1 (3.45%) XSD
8 1 (3.45%) XSLT
8 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.45%) jQuery
8 1 (3.45%) WCF
8 1 (3.45%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) OO
3 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.34%) System Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) UML
6 1 (3.45%) OOP
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.45%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) C++
4 3 (10.34%) COBOL
5 1 (3.45%) VB6
5 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (17.24%) MCSE
1 5 (17.24%) MCSA
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Micro Focus
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Rogue Wave
4 2 (6.90%) ILOG
4 2 (6.90%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago