Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 145 91
Rank change year-on-year +72 -54 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.22% 0.88% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.37% 5.32% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 12
North East median daily rate £373 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £319 £226 £282
90th Percentile £425 £329 £334
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - £7.25
10th Percentile £44.50 - £6.88
90th Percentile £45.50 - £7.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 202 451 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.61% 16.57% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 310 237
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £296 £250 £275
90th Percentile £615 £500 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 3
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +107.41% -55.00%
10th Percentile £40.30 £26.33 £7.95
90th Percentile £48.66 £29.26 £17.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the North East

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in the North East

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the North East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in the North East

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in the North East

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Tyne and Wear +54 17 £363 +25.00% 5
Durham +12 9 £419 +32.94%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) C#
4 17 (62.96%) PowerShell
5 16 (59.26%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (37.04%) Office 365
7 10 (37.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 9 (33.33%) DevOps
8 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 9 (33.33%) XML
8 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (29.63%) JSON
9 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (29.63%) IronPort
9 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
9 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
9 8 (29.63%) Migration
9 8 (29.63%) Subversion
9 8 (29.63%) Linux
9 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
9 8 (29.63%) MCSE
9 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (29.63%) Angular 2

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (37.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (29.63%) Skype for Business
4 7 (25.93%) Confluence
4 7 (25.93%) OpenStack
5 2 (7.41%) IIS
6 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.70%) CMS
6 1 (3.70%) NServiceBus
6 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Skype
2 5 (18.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (29.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (29.63%) Subversion
3 7 (25.93%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) gulp
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Azure DevOps
2 8 (29.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Messaging Specialist
5 5 (18.52%) Collaboration Specialist
5 5 (18.52%) Senior DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Windows DevOps Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Specialist
9 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Exchange Specialist
9 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 9 (33.33%) XML
3 8 (29.63%) Angular 2
3 8 (29.63%) JSON
4 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 2 (7.41%) XSLT
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
7 1 (3.70%) Ajax
7 1 (3.70%) CAML
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) jQuery
7 1 (3.70%) Sass
7 1 (3.70%) WCF
7 1 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 8 (29.63%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
2 8 (29.63%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) OOP
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 17 (62.96%) PowerShell
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
5 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) MCSE
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
1 8 (29.63%) Brightmail
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) IronPort
3 1 (3.70%) BEA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore