Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 90 92
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2 +21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.60% 1.00% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.22% 4.57% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £476 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.93% -25.00% +55.64%
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £476 £375 £269
% change year-on-year +26.93% +39.53% -17.31%
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 180 219 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 27.03% 21.81% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 159 146
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +18.46%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £300
90th Percentile £542 £543 £528
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.23% +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 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 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Sqoop
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) HDFS
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Microservices
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Flume
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (25.00%) TestComplete

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) Sqoop
2 1 (25.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Microservices
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Stability
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Flume
1 2 (50.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cloudera