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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / North East
Rank 78 58 46
Rank change year-on-year -20 -12  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.83% 1.95% 2.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 12.78% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 16
Median daily rate £269 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.96% +21.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £441 £330
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 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 198 133 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 27.24% 15.25% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 87 64
Median daily rate £385 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 5 £263 -27.68% 6
Durham -3 1 £388 - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (25.00%) CSS
9 3 (18.75%) VB
9 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
9 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
9 3 (18.75%) FTP
9 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (18.75%) VB6
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (12.50%) Front End Development

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) MSI
2 2 (12.50%) NMock
2 2 (12.50%) WiX
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Development Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Development Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Architect
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 2 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) BDD
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) SOLID
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 3 (18.75%) VB
5 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 3 (18.75%) VB6
6 2 (12.50%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (6.25%) COBOL
7 1 (6.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Infor
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