Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 35 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.83% 1.50% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.98% 16.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 2 1
Belfast median daily rate £423 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £363 £425 £325
90th Percentile £513 £425 £375
County Antrim median daily rate £423 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -0.53% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £14.34 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.34 -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 126 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 21.61% 8.99% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 9 5
Belfast median daily rate £413 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £303 £225 £298
90th Percentile £553 £425 £465
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +26.92% - +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £14.34 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.34 -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Belfast

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Belfast

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Belfast over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Belfast

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 30 (88.24%) C++
1 30 (88.24%) Finance
2 28 (82.35%) C#
3 26 (76.47%) Multithreading
4 25 (73.53%) Performance Improvement
4 25 (73.53%) Low Latency
4 25 (73.53%) TDD
5 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
5 21 (61.76%) Asynchronous Programming
5 21 (61.76%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (44.12%) Banking
6 15 (44.12%) Refactoring
6 15 (44.12%) Data Structures
7 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Front Office
7 9 (26.47%) C
8 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 8 (23.53%) Derivative
9 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) R
11 5 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (14.71%) SQL
12 4 (11.76%) Linux
12 4 (11.76%) UML
12 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 4 (11.76%) Migration
13 3 (8.82%) Perforce
13 3 (8.82%) Web Services
13 3 (8.82%) XML

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Bitbucket
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
1 3 (8.82%) NUnit
2 2 (5.88%) CppUnit
General
1 30 (88.24%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) Banking
3 9 (26.47%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 28 (82.35%) C# Developer
3 25 (73.53%) C++ Developer
4 20 (58.82%) C++/C# Developer
4 20 (58.82%) Senior C# Developer
4 20 (58.82%) Senior Developer
5 16 (47.06%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Real Time Developer
7 4 (11.76%) C Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
8 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
1 3 (8.82%) .NET Remoting
1 3 (8.82%) JSON
1 3 (8.82%) Protocol Buffers
1 3 (8.82%) REST
1 3 (8.82%) WCF
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
1 3 (8.82%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.94%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Data Structures
2 8 (23.53%) Derivative
3 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Equities
5 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Multithreading
2 25 (73.53%) Low Latency
2 25 (73.53%) Performance Improvement
2 25 (73.53%) TDD
3 21 (61.76%) Asynchronous Programming
3 21 (61.76%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
4 15 (44.12%) Refactoring
5 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.76%) UML
8 3 (8.82%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.82%) SOA
9 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.94%) Concurrent Programming
10 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) C++
2 28 (82.35%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) C
4 6 (17.65%) R
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 3 (8.82%) C++/CLI
6 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Java
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Google
1 3 (8.82%) Perforce