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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 52 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.21% 1.68% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.76% 10.87% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £366 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
204 92 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.78% 15.41% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 61 14
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £378 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 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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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 -22 12 - - 3
Durham +6 10 £300 -11.11%
Teesside - 2 £300 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 34 (79.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) SQL Server
3 32 (74.42%) VB
4 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
4 31 (72.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (69.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (48.84%) VB6
6 21 (48.84%) IBM
6 21 (48.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 21 (48.84%) FTP
7 20 (46.51%) Manufacturing
8 15 (34.88%) SQL
9 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
9 12 (27.91%) C#
9 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
10 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
10 11 (25.58%) Oracle
11 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
12 9 (20.93%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (20.93%) MS Access
12 9 (20.93%) Toad
12 9 (20.93%) SAS
12 9 (20.93%) VBA
13 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (13.95%) Coaching
15 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
16 4 (9.30%) Java
16 4 (9.30%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.93%) SAS
3 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (48.84%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (79.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 33 (76.74%) SQL Server
3 31 (72.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (69.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (48.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
7 9 (20.93%) MS Access
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Toad
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.98%) CruiseControl
3 3 (6.98%) StarTeam
4 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.65%) JMeter
4 2 (4.65%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (4.65%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (46.51%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Programmer
2 14 (32.56%) VB Programmer
3 10 (23.26%) MI Developer
4 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 1 (2.33%) VB Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.33%) MI Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) XSLT
5 1 (2.33%) XHTML
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) iPhone
2 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.65%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) VME
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (13.95%) Coaching
3 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) CMMI
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL
4 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
4 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.98%) Data Management
4 3 (6.98%) SDLC
4 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
4 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) OO
6 1 (2.33%) CRM
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) VB
2 21 (48.84%) VB6
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
4 12 (27.91%) C#
5 9 (20.93%) VBA
6 4 (9.30%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 21 (48.84%) IBM
3 11 (25.58%) Oracle
4 3 (6.98%) Borland
5 1 (2.33%) Micro Focus