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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.30% 2.48% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.55% 20.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £350 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
155 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.96% 12.42% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 48 33
Average daily rate £405 £358 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% +37.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £248 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -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
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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 20 £325 +8.33% 5
Durham - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 28 (84.85%) .NET
1 28 (84.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (81.82%) C#
2 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 26 (78.79%) JavaScript
4 16 (48.48%) XML
5 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 14 (42.42%) CRM
6 14 (42.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (39.39%) Relational Database
7 13 (39.39%) Web Services
8 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
9 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 11 (33.33%) ADO.NET
9 11 (33.33%) HTML
10 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
10 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (30.30%) Scrum
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (27.27%) Finance
11 9 (27.27%) CSS
11 9 (27.27%) Linux
12 8 (24.24%) Java
12 8 (24.24%) IIS
12 8 (24.24%) jQuery
13 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (21.21%) SQL
13 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
14 6 (18.18%) MS Access

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (24.24%) IIS
2 6 (18.18%) Apache
2 6 (18.18%) CICS
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) FTP
1 6 (18.18%) SSL
1 6 (18.18%) WinSCP
2 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (84.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (39.39%) Relational Database
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (18.18%) DB2
5 6 (18.18%) Easytrieve
5 6 (18.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
4 3 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Developer
3 11 (33.33%) CRM Developer
3 11 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Applications Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Applications Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Architect
9 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (84.85%) .NET
2 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 16 (48.48%) XML
4 13 (39.39%) Web Services
5 11 (33.33%) ADO.NET
5 11 (33.33%) HTML
6 9 (27.27%) CSS
7 8 (24.24%) jQuery
8 6 (18.18%) ISPF
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
10 3 (9.09%) SOAP
11 2 (6.06%) RESTful
11 2 (6.06%) SAML
11 2 (6.06%) XHTML
11 2 (6.06%) XSLT
12 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (3.03%) HTML5
12 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
1 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 6 (18.18%) VSAM
2 3 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) MVS
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) CRM
2 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.12%) MVC
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) C#
2 26 (78.79%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Assembly Language
5 6 (18.18%) C++
5 6 (18.18%) CLIST
5 6 (18.18%) COBOL
5 6 (18.18%) JCL
5 6 (18.18%) Perl
5 6 (18.18%) REXX
5 6 (18.18%) VBA
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) CA
2 6 (18.18%) IBM
2 6 (18.18%) Micro Focus
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) HP
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago