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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 94 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.24% 1.93% 2.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.08% 10.14% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Median daily rate £285 £313 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £279 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £367 £350
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 £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
212 138 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 17.56% 18.98% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 94 73
Median daily rate £408 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £30.00
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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -35 14 £275 -12.00% 2
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) .NET
3 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (63.16%) SQL
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (47.37%) Windows
7 8 (42.11%) IIS
7 8 (42.11%) Web Services
7 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
7 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 8 (42.11%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
8 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) XML
8 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
9 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
10 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (26.32%) MVC
10 5 (26.32%) Java
10 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 4 (21.05%) HTML
11 4 (21.05%) HP
11 4 (21.05%) ETL

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 8 (42.11%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
3 2 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (21.05%) MSI
2 4 (21.05%) NMock
2 4 (21.05%) WiX
3 1 (5.26%) Bower
3 1 (5.26%) Grunt
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
3 1 (5.26%) NuGet
3 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Development Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Development Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Xamarin Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
7 2 (10.53%) WPF
8 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (5.26%) jQuery
8 1 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (5.26%) REST
8 1 (5.26%) RESTful
8 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
2 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) MVC
1 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (21.05%) ETL
2 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) OOD
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) MCSD
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Sitecore
4 3 (15.79%) Xamarin
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Veritas
6 1 (5.26%) Spiceworks