The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Tyne and Wear 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.02% 0.49% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.22% 8.33% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Development Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
74 12 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.59% 5.91% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 7 25
Average daily rate £325 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £381 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 10 £300 -20.00% 7
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (46.67%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) REST
6 4 (26.67%) CSS3
6 4 (26.67%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) HTML5
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) WinForms
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (20.00%) WCF
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) REST
4 4 (26.67%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) WinForms
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (20.00%) OO
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco