Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 128 91
Rank change year-on-year +51 -37 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.48% 0.94% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.83% 4.70% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £363 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £322 £219 £285
90th Percentile £419 £331 £395
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £362 £285 £325
% change year-on-year +27.02% -12.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 166 383 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 18.86% 20.05% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 267 193
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £450 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £300
90th Percentile £647 £500 £560
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £373 £425
% change year-on-year +20.81% -12.35% +18.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £45.83 £25.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.50% +44.29% -41.67%
10th Percentile £39.75 £24.23 £16.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £26.48 £18.75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £45.83 £25.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +81.50% +44.29% -41.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 January 2018, 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) C#
4 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
5 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (61.54%) XML
5 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
6 7 (53.85%) Skype
6 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
6 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (53.85%) Brightmail
6 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (53.85%) Office 365
6 7 (53.85%) OpenStack
6 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
6 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (53.85%) MCSE
6 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
6 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (53.85%) IronPort
6 7 (53.85%) Migration
7 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
7 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared

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 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) OpenStack
2 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) gulp
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Messaging Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Collaboration Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (15.38%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.69%) CSS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lync Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (7.69%) Angular 2
5 1 (7.69%) CAML
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) XSD
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SOLID
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSE
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
1 7 (53.85%) Brightmail
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) IronPort
3 1 (7.69%) BEA
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore