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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.29% 3.12% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.07% 19.39% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 4
Median daily rate £325 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
168 98 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.27% 16.09% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 72 50
Median daily rate £333 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.73% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.28%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -32 22 £321 -1.15% 4
Sunderland -5 5 £350 +21.73%
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 37 (77.08%) .NET
2 36 (75.00%) C#
3 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
4 28 (58.33%) ASP.NET
5 24 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (47.92%) SQL
7 22 (45.83%) XML
8 21 (43.75%) IIS
9 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
10 17 (35.42%) Linux
11 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
12 14 (29.17%) Web Services
12 14 (29.17%) HTML
12 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
13 13 (27.08%) SSL
13 13 (27.08%) Finance
14 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 12 (25.00%) Java
14 12 (25.00%) ADO.NET
15 11 (22.92%) Unix
15 11 (22.92%) Windows
15 11 (22.92%) HP UFT
15 11 (22.92%) LoadRunner
15 11 (22.92%) QA
15 11 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
15 11 (22.92%) Performance Metrics
15 11 (22.92%) Facilita Forecast
15 11 (22.92%) Performance Monitoring

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 21 (43.75%) IIS
2 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) Apache
3 6 (12.50%) CICS
3 6 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) SSL
2 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.58%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) FTP
4 6 (12.50%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (12.50%) DB2
4 6 (12.50%) Easytrieve
4 6 (12.50%) MS Access
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) ObjectStore
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Facilita Forecast
1 11 (22.92%) HP UFT
1 11 (22.92%) LoadRunner
1 11 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Developer
3 9 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Applications Developer
5 7 (14.58%) CRM Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Xamarin Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (12.50%) SharePoint Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Performance Test Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Tester
8 4 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Tester
9 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
10 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (77.08%) .NET
2 28 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 22 (45.83%) XML
4 14 (29.17%) HTML
4 14 (29.17%) Web Services
5 12 (25.00%) ADO.NET
6 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (18.75%) CSS
7 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 6 (12.50%) ISPF
9 3 (6.25%) ActiveX
10 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.08%) jQuery
11 1 (2.08%) JSON
11 1 (2.08%) OAuth
11 1 (2.08%) RESTful
11 1 (2.08%) SAML
11 1 (2.08%) WCF
11 1 (2.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 6 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.50%) VSAM
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Unix
2 11 (22.92%) Windows
3 6 (12.50%) MVS
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
2 11 (22.92%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 9 (18.75%) CRM
4 9 (18.75%) MVC
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Migration
6 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.50%) Scrum
7 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.17%) Mobile Development
9 2 (4.17%) Refactoring
10 1 (2.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (75.00%) C#
2 24 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (47.92%) SQL
4 12 (25.00%) Java
5 10 (20.83%) VB
6 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 6 (12.50%) Assembly Language
7 6 (12.50%) C++
7 6 (12.50%) CLIST
7 6 (12.50%) COBOL
7 6 (12.50%) JCL
7 6 (12.50%) Perl
7 6 (12.50%) REXX
7 6 (12.50%) VBA
8 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.08%) C
9 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) MCSD
3 8 (16.67%) MCSE
3 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 6 (12.50%) CA
3 6 (12.50%) IBM
3 6 (12.50%) Micro Focus
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (10.42%) HP