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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 102 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.48% 2.40% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.73% 13.09% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 7
Median daily rate £315 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
220 191 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.64% 18.31% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 132 58
Median daily rate £330 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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
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 August 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 3 - - 3
Durham -3 1 £315 +5.00%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 25 (73.53%) C#
1 25 (73.53%) .NET
2 24 (70.59%) SQL
3 17 (50.00%) IIS
4 16 (47.06%) XML
4 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
5 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
6 12 (35.29%) HTML
6 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
8 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 10 (29.41%) MCSD
8 10 (29.41%) Windows
8 10 (29.41%) MCSE
8 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
8 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 10 (29.41%) DNS
8 10 (29.41%) SSL
8 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (26.47%) Web Services
9 9 (26.47%) VB
9 9 (26.47%) Migration
10 8 (23.53%) MVC
10 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
10 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
10 8 (23.53%) QA
10 8 (23.53%) Linux
10 8 (23.53%) Unix

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 17 (50.00%) IIS
2 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
4 4 (11.76%) OpenStack
5 2 (5.88%) CMS
6 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) DNS
1 10 (29.41%) SSL
1 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) ObjectStore
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (23.53%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
2 8 (23.53%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.94%) Bower
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Grunt
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) MSI
3 1 (2.94%) MSTest
3 1 (2.94%) NMock
3 1 (2.94%) NuGet
3 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.94%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) WiX
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) SharePoint Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) C# Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Xamarin Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Tester
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (73.53%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) XML
3 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
4 12 (35.29%) HTML
5 9 (26.47%) Web Services
6 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (23.53%) CSS
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (14.71%) ADO.NET
10 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
11 3 (8.82%) ActiveX
11 3 (8.82%) HTML5
11 3 (8.82%) WCF
12 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
12 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
12 2 (5.88%) jQuery
12 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (2.94%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (17.65%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.94%) NHS
5 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (23.53%) MVC
3 8 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Multithreading
8 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.82%) OO
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.88%) OOP
9 2 (5.88%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) C#
2 24 (70.59%) SQL
3 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
4 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
5 9 (26.47%) VB
6 7 (20.59%) Java
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) MCSD
1 10 (29.41%) MCSE
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Xamarin
2 5 (14.71%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Informatica
4 1 (2.94%) Spiceworks
4 1 (2.94%) Twitter
4 1 (2.94%) VMware