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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 87 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 28 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.01% 2.43% 1.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.56% 18.45% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 7
Median daily rate £325 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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
180 103 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.93% 13.15% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 75 54
Median daily rate £335 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.25 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

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 31 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 31 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 -34 28 £325 +8.33% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (76.60%) .NET
2 35 (74.47%) C#
3 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
4 26 (55.32%) ASP.NET
5 25 (53.19%) SQL
6 24 (51.06%) XML
7 23 (48.94%) JavaScript
8 19 (40.43%) IIS
9 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
10 16 (34.04%) Relational Database
11 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
11 15 (31.91%) Web Services
11 15 (31.91%) HTML
12 14 (29.79%) Linux
13 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (25.53%) ADO.NET
14 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
15 11 (23.40%) QA
15 11 (23.40%) Finance
15 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
15 11 (23.40%) Unix
15 11 (23.40%) Windows
15 11 (23.40%) HP UFT
15 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
15 11 (23.40%) SSL
15 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
15 11 (23.40%) Facilita Forecast
15 11 (23.40%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (23.40%) Performance Metrics
16 10 (21.28%) HP SiteScope

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 (40.43%) IIS
2 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.51%) OpenStack
5 3 (6.38%) Apache
5 3 (6.38%) CICS
5 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.26%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) SSL
2 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.02%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) FTP
4 3 (6.38%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (34.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 3 (6.38%) DB2
4 3 (6.38%) Easytrieve
4 3 (6.38%) MS Access
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.13%) ObjectStore
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (23.40%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (23.40%) HP UFT
2 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (14.89%) CRM Developer
4 7 (14.89%) SharePoint Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Xamarin Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Collaboration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (76.60%) .NET
2 26 (55.32%) ASP.NET
3 24 (51.06%) XML
4 15 (31.91%) HTML
4 15 (31.91%) Web Services
5 12 (25.53%) ADO.NET
6 10 (21.28%) CSS
7 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.38%) ActiveX
9 3 (6.38%) ISPF
10 2 (4.26%) jQuery
10 2 (4.26%) RESTful
10 2 (4.26%) SOAP
10 2 (4.26%) XHTML
10 2 (4.26%) XSLT
11 1 (2.13%) OAuth
11 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (6.38%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.38%) VSAM
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Linux
2 11 (23.40%) Unix
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) MVS
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
2 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
2 11 (23.40%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (21.28%) CRM
3 10 (21.28%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (21.28%) MVC
3 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.02%) Migration
5 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Scrum
6 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.26%) Mobile Development
9 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) C#
2 25 (53.19%) SQL
3 23 (48.94%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
4 10 (21.28%) VB
5 9 (19.15%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) Assembly Language
6 3 (6.38%) C++
6 3 (6.38%) CLIST
6 3 (6.38%) COBOL
6 3 (6.38%) JCL
6 3 (6.38%) Perl
6 3 (6.38%) REXX
6 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.38%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) MCSD
3 9 (19.15%) MCSE
3 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Xamarin
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) HP
5 3 (6.38%) CA
5 3 (6.38%) IBM
5 3 (6.38%) Micro Focus