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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 33 57
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.45% 3.91% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.03% 20.95% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 3
Average daily rate £335 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.55%
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
153 105 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.31% 18.68% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 78 51
Average daily rate £325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £493 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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
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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 16 £305 -7.57% 3
Sunderland -4 7 £350 +18.64%
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 30 (78.95%) .NET
1 30 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (76.32%) C#
2 29 (76.32%) ASP.NET
3 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 16 (42.11%) XML
4 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
5 15 (39.47%) IIS
5 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) SQL
6 14 (36.84%) HTML
6 14 (36.84%) Web Services
6 14 (36.84%) Linux
7 13 (34.21%) ADO.NET
7 13 (34.21%) Finance
8 11 (28.95%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) CRM
8 11 (28.95%) CSS
9 10 (26.32%) Java
10 9 (23.68%) MVC
10 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
10 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
11 8 (21.05%) QA
11 8 (21.05%) Facilita Forecast
11 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
11 8 (21.05%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 15 (39.47%) IIS
2 6 (15.79%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) CICS
2 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) FTP
1 6 (15.79%) SSL
1 6 (15.79%) WinSCP
2 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (15.79%) DB2
4 6 (15.79%) Easytrieve
4 6 (15.79%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Facilita Forecast
1 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
1 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Developer
3 9 (23.68%) CRM Developer
4 8 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Applications Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Senior Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Performance Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Test Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Senior Applications Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (78.95%) .NET
2 29 (76.32%) ASP.NET
3 16 (42.11%) XML
4 14 (36.84%) HTML
4 14 (36.84%) Web Services
5 13 (34.21%) ADO.NET
6 11 (28.95%) CSS
7 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (15.79%) ISPF
9 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.26%) ActiveX
9 2 (5.26%) jQuery
9 2 (5.26%) SAML
10 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.63%) HTML5
10 1 (2.63%) MvvmCross
10 1 (2.63%) OAuth
10 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.79%) VSAM
3 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Unix
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 6 (15.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 11 (28.95%) CRM
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) MVC
3 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (21.05%) Scrum
5 7 (18.42%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.26%) Mobile Development
9 2 (5.26%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
10 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) C#
2 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 10 (26.32%) Java
5 7 (18.42%) VB
6 6 (15.79%) Assembly Language
6 6 (15.79%) C++
6 6 (15.79%) CLIST
6 6 (15.79%) COBOL
6 6 (15.79%) JCL
6 6 (15.79%) Perl
6 6 (15.79%) REXX
6 6 (15.79%) VBA
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Xamarin
3 6 (15.79%) CA
3 6 (15.79%) IBM
3 6 (15.79%) Micro Focus
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) HP