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 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.60% 1.65% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.39% 10.14% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£240 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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
155 69 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.11% 16.27% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 50 9
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £379 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 2015. 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 -27 6 £240 -20.00% 3
Sunderland - 4 - -
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 24 (77.42%) VB
2 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 23 (74.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 23 (74.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (70.97%) VB6
3 22 (70.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (70.97%) SQL Server 2000
3 22 (70.97%) FTP
3 22 (70.97%) IBM
3 22 (70.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (67.74%) Manufacturing
5 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
6 4 (12.90%) Windows
6 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.90%) Java
6 4 (12.90%) Degree
7 3 (9.68%) QA
7 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.68%) StarTeam
7 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
7 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.68%) CMMI
7 3 (9.68%) Web Services
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Borland

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (74.19%) SQL Server
1 23 (74.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server 2012
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server 2000
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
2 3 (9.68%) CruiseControl
2 3 (9.68%) StarTeam
2 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (6.45%) LoadUI
3 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (67.74%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Programmer
1 15 (48.39%) VB Programmer
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) XSLT
4 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
1 2 (6.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) VME
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.68%) CMMI
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
2 3 (9.68%) SDLC
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) OO
4 1 (3.23%) TDD
4 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) VB
2 22 (70.97%) VB6
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (70.97%) IBM
3 3 (9.68%) Borland
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Micro Focus
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