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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 47 25
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.99% 1.08% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.67% 8.51% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -47.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
72 47 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 17.96% 12.74% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 3
Average daily rate £328 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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 - 7 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 5 £325 +44.44% 5
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) IBM
5 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) VB
6 6 (25.00%) VB6
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (25.00%) FTP
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) Clustering
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 5 (20.83%) MCSE
7 5 (20.83%) MCSA
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (12.50%) Tuxedo
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Programmer
2 6 (25.00%) VB Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) IT Support
3 5 (20.83%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) XSD
4 1 (4.17%) XSLT
4 1 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) CAML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (12.50%) System Testing
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.17%) OOP
3 1 (4.17%) OO
3 1 (4.17%) SOA
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) VB
2 6 (25.00%) VB6
3 4 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) COBOL
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) MCSE
1 5 (20.83%) MCSA
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) VCP4
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Micro Focus
5 2 (8.33%) Rogue Wave
5 2 (8.33%) ILOG
6 1 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago