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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 100 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.03% 1.83% 1.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.22% 9.95% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £315 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £7.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
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
268 201 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.81% 18.37% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 140 72
Median daily rate £425 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £26.75 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.85% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -30 12 £293 - 2
Durham +4 1 £315 +5.00% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (78.57%) C#
2 31 (73.81%) .NET
3 27 (64.29%) SQL
4 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
5 19 (45.24%) IIS
5 19 (45.24%) XML
6 15 (35.71%) Windows
6 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
6 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 15 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 13 (30.95%) HTML
8 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
8 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
9 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 12 (28.57%) DNS
9 12 (28.57%) Web Services
9 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
10 10 (23.81%) MCSE
10 10 (23.81%) MCSD
10 10 (23.81%) VB
10 10 (23.81%) SSL
10 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
11 9 (21.43%) Migration
11 9 (21.43%) Java
12 8 (19.05%) Unix
12 8 (19.05%) Linux
12 8 (19.05%) CSS

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 19 (45.24%) IIS
2 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.52%) OpenStack
5 2 (4.76%) CMS
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) DNS
1 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (23.81%) SSL
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) EDMS
5 1 (2.38%) ObjectStore
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (19.05%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (19.05%) HP UFT
2 8 (19.05%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.76%) MSI
3 2 (4.76%) NMock
3 2 (4.76%) WiX
4 1 (2.38%) Bower
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Grunt
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) MSTest
4 1 (2.38%) NuGet
4 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.38%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) SharePoint Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Xamarin Developer
3 7 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Development Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 19 (45.24%) XML
3 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 13 (30.95%) HTML
5 12 (28.57%) Web Services
6 8 (19.05%) CSS
7 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.90%) ADO.NET
9 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (7.14%) ActiveX
10 3 (7.14%) HTML5
10 3 (7.14%) WCF
11 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
11 2 (4.76%) jQuery
11 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Unix
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (19.05%) MVC
3 8 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.14%) ETL
8 3 (7.14%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.14%) OO
8 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 10 (23.81%) VB
6 9 (21.43%) Java
7 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.76%) C
9 1 (2.38%) C++
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) MCSD
2 10 (23.81%) MCSE
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.90%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Xamarin
3 7 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) Sitecore
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (2.38%) Informatica
7 1 (2.38%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.38%) Twitter
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