The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 18 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.59% 1.75% 2.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.54% 14.71% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
26 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.41% 11.93% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
Average daily rate £388 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northern Ireland region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northern Ireland region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +11 3 - - 1
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) C#

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft