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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.61% 1.98% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.97% 10.10% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -31.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
116 99 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.78% 19.57% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 59 7
Average daily rate £350 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £379 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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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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 -18 12 £288 +15.00% 5
Durham - 8 £300 - 1
Teesside - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 32 (78.05%) .NET
1 32 (78.05%) SQL Server
1 32 (78.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (70.73%) SQL Server 2012
2 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (68.29%) VB
3 28 (68.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (56.10%) Manufacturing
5 22 (53.66%) IBM
5 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 22 (53.66%) FTP
5 22 (53.66%) VB6
6 10 (24.39%) SQL
7 9 (21.95%) C#
7 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
7 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
8 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
10 6 (14.63%) MS Access
10 6 (14.63%) SAS
10 6 (14.63%) Toad
10 6 (14.63%) Oracle
10 6 (14.63%) VBA
10 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
12 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (9.76%) Coaching
12 4 (9.76%) Degree
12 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (53.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (78.05%) SQL Server
1 32 (78.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (70.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (68.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
6 6 (14.63%) MS Access
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Toad
2 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.32%) CruiseControl
3 3 (7.32%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (56.10%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Programmer
1 19 (46.34%) VB Programmer
2 13 (31.71%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) MI Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Tester
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (2.44%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) MI Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Applications Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) XSLT
4 1 (2.44%) XHTML
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) iPhone
2 1 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) VME
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (9.76%) Coaching
3 3 (7.32%) SDLC
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.32%) CMMI
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Data Management
4 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Web Development
5 1 (2.44%) Load Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) VB
2 22 (53.66%) VB6
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) C#
5 6 (14.63%) VBA
6 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.88%) COBOL
6 2 (4.88%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (53.66%) IBM
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Borland
5 2 (4.88%) Micro Focus
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