Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 18 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
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 36 27
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 5.94% 1.45% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.72% 16.67% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 2 1
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £363 £425 £325
90th Percentile £513 £425 £375
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -2.94% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.34 -
Northern Ireland 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 County Antrim with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 131 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 22.24% 8.70% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 9 6
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -3.70% +22.73%
10th Percentile £303 £225 £300
90th Percentile £556 £425 £456
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +26.92% -7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.34 -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in County Antrim

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in County Antrim

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in County Antrim over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in County Antrim

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in County Antrim

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -15 35 £413 -2.94% 1
Visual Studio
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 32 (91.43%) Finance
2 31 (88.57%) C++
3 28 (80.00%) C#
4 26 (74.29%) Multithreading
5 24 (68.57%) TDD
5 24 (68.57%) Performance Improvement
5 24 (68.57%) Low Latency
6 20 (57.14%) Test Automation
6 20 (57.14%) Asynchronous Programming
6 20 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (42.86%) Banking
8 14 (40.00%) Refactoring
8 14 (40.00%) Data Structures
9 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
9 11 (31.43%) C
10 10 (28.57%) Front Office
11 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
12 8 (22.86%) Windows
12 8 (22.86%) Derivative
13 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (20.00%) SQL
14 6 (17.14%) R
14 6 (17.14%) Electronic Trading
15 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
16 4 (11.43%) Linux
16 4 (11.43%) UML
16 4 (11.43%) SOA
16 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
16 4 (11.43%) .NET
16 4 (11.43%) NUnit

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Bitbucket
1 4 (11.43%) JIRA
1 4 (11.43%) NUnit
2 3 (8.57%) CppUnit
General
1 32 (91.43%) Finance
2 15 (42.86%) Banking
3 10 (28.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Developer
2 28 (80.00%) C# Developer
3 25 (71.43%) C++ Developer
4 21 (60.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 21 (60.00%) Senior Developer
5 20 (57.14%) C++/C# Developer
6 17 (48.57%) Senior C++ Developer
7 5 (14.29%) Real Time Developer
8 4 (11.43%) C Developer
9 2 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
1 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
1 4 (11.43%) .NET Remoting
1 4 (11.43%) JSON
1 4 (11.43%) Protocol Buffers
1 4 (11.43%) REST
1 4 (11.43%) WCF
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
1 4 (11.43%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (5.71%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Data Structures
2 8 (22.86%) Derivative
3 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) Equities
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Multithreading
2 24 (68.57%) Low Latency
2 24 (68.57%) Performance Improvement
2 24 (68.57%) TDD
3 20 (57.14%) Asynchronous Programming
3 20 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 14 (40.00%) Refactoring
5 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.43%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (11.43%) Migration
8 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
8 4 (11.43%) SOA
8 4 (11.43%) UML
9 3 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (2.86%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) C++
2 28 (80.00%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) C
4 7 (20.00%) SQL
5 6 (17.14%) R
6 4 (11.43%) C++/CLI
6 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Google
1 4 (11.43%) Perforce