The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 62 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 -16  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.20% 2.12% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 14.75% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 4
Median daily rate £500 £314 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.36% -4.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +8.33%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 163 122 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.41% 14.35% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 83 57
Median daily rate £385 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Newcastle upon Tyne

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Newcastle upon Tyne

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) WPF
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (33.33%) SOLID
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) Sass
6 1 (16.67%) Apple
6 1 (16.67%) W3C
6 1 (16.67%) CMS
6 1 (16.67%) XSLT
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (33.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (33.33%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (33.33%) SOLID
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Apple
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore