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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.49% 2.11% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.95% 17.86% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
78 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.85% 11.81% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 15 7
Average daily rate £450 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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
Sunderland +5 8 £265 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 6 £300 -7.69% 5
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
4 7 (30.43%) Windows
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (21.74%) Clustering
6 5 (21.74%) MCSE
6 5 (21.74%) MCSA
6 5 (21.74%) OO
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (17.39%) Office 365
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) UNIX
8 3 (13.04%) WinForms
8 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.04%) Micro Focus

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (13.04%) Tuxedo
4 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) IT Support
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (13.04%) COBOL Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) WinForms
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) REST
4 3 (13.04%) CSS3
4 3 (13.04%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) WCF
5 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) XSD
5 1 (4.35%) XSLT
5 1 (4.35%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) OO
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) System Testing
4 1 (4.35%) OOP
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) COBOL
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB6
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCSE
1 5 (21.74%) MCSA
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Micro Focus
3 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Rogue Wave
4 2 (8.70%) ILOG
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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