The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 91 70 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.08% 1.42% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 7.41% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Median daily rate £268 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.66%
Visual Studio
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Development Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
260 162 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 21.56% 19.13% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 113 63
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £304 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 13 £268 -
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 34 (87.18%) C#
2 32 (82.05%) .NET
3 26 (66.67%) SQL
4 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
5 20 (51.28%) IIS
5 20 (51.28%) XML
6 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
6 17 (43.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 14 (35.90%) Windows
9 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 12 (30.77%) Web Services
10 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
10 12 (30.77%) DNS
11 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
12 10 (25.64%) SSL
12 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (25.64%) HTML
12 10 (25.64%) MCSD
12 10 (25.64%) MCSE
13 9 (23.08%) Java
13 9 (23.08%) VB
13 9 (23.08%) Migration
14 8 (20.51%) MVC
14 8 (20.51%) HP
14 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
14 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 20 (51.28%) IIS
2 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.26%) OpenStack
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.56%) CMS
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
1 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 10 (25.64%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) NAS
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) EDMS
4 1 (2.56%) ObjectStore
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.82%) Facilita Forecast
2 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
2 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.26%) MSI
3 4 (10.26%) NMock
3 4 (10.26%) WiX
4 1 (2.56%) Bower
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Grunt
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) MSTest
4 1 (2.56%) NuGet
4 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.56%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Xamarin Developer
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Development Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Development Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Collaboration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (82.05%) .NET
2 20 (51.28%) XML
3 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
4 12 (30.77%) Web Services
5 10 (25.64%) HTML
6 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
7 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (15.38%) CSS
9 5 (12.82%) ADO.NET
9 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (7.69%) ActiveX
11 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.13%) WCF
12 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
12 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (2.56%) REST
12 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.56%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
2 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) MVC
2 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) ETL
5 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (87.18%) C#
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 9 (23.08%) Java
4 9 (23.08%) VB
5 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) C
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) MCSD
3 10 (25.64%) MCSE
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (20.51%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) HP
2 8 (20.51%) VMware
2 8 (20.51%) Xamarin
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) Veritas
5 1 (2.56%) Spiceworks