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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 99 61 33
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.44% 1.39% 3.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.41% 8.47% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 10
Median daily rate £325 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £240 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
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
202 118 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.31% 16.46% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 82 55
Median daily rate £348 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £499 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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
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 23 July 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 18 £325 +35.41% 1
Sunderland -3 1 £425 -
Visual Studio
North East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 32 (74.42%) .NET
2 31 (72.09%) C#
3 26 (60.47%) SQL
4 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
4 22 (51.16%) XML
5 21 (48.84%) ASP.NET
6 19 (44.19%) IIS
7 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
8 15 (34.88%) HTML
8 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
9 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
9 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (30.23%) Web Services
10 13 (30.23%) Relational Database
11 12 (27.91%) Windows
12 11 (25.58%) Linux
12 11 (25.58%) Unix
12 11 (25.58%) HP UFT
12 11 (25.58%) LoadRunner
12 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
12 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
12 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
12 11 (25.58%) QA
12 11 (25.58%) Facilita Forecast
12 11 (25.58%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (25.58%) Performance Metrics
13 10 (23.26%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (23.26%) HP SiteScope
13 10 (23.26%) Software Testing

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 19 (44.19%) IIS
2 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
5 2 (4.65%) CMS
6 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) DNS
1 10 (23.26%) SSL
1 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) ObjectStore
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (25.58%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (25.58%) HP UFT
2 11 (25.58%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.33%) Bower
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Grunt
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) MSI
3 1 (2.33%) MSTest
3 1 (2.33%) NMock
3 1 (2.33%) NuGet
3 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.33%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
3 8 (18.60%) C# Developer
3 8 (18.60%) SharePoint Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Xamarin Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) CRM Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Collaboration Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (74.42%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) XML
3 21 (48.84%) ASP.NET
4 15 (34.88%) HTML
5 13 (30.23%) Web Services
6 10 (23.26%) ADO.NET
6 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (23.26%) CSS
7 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
10 3 (6.98%) ActiveX
11 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
11 2 (4.65%) jQuery
11 2 (4.65%) RESTful
11 2 (4.65%) WCF
12 1 (2.33%) HTML5
12 1 (2.33%) MvvmCross
12 1 (2.33%) REST
12 1 (2.33%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (13.95%) Data Structures
3 4 (9.30%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 11 (25.58%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
2 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
2 11 (25.58%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (23.26%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (23.26%) MVC
3 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Migration
5 8 (18.60%) Performance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
6 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.95%) CRM
7 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
8 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.65%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) C#
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
5 10 (23.26%) VB
6 7 (16.28%) Java
7 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) MCSD
3 10 (23.26%) MCSE
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
4 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Xamarin
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.33%) VMware