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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 97 50
Rank change year-on-year +48 -47  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.23% 1.75% 2.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.14% 13.21% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 15
Median daily rate £400 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +13.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 86 212 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 15.11% 13.23% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 138 91
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the North East over the 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Durham - 5 £375 -
Tyne and Wear +49 2 £500 +53.84% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 9 (64.29%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) MVC
4 8 (57.14%) Web Services
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) jQuery
6 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
6 6 (42.86%) HTML
7 5 (35.71%) CSS
7 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (28.57%) MapReduce
8 4 (28.57%) Big Data
8 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics
8 4 (28.57%) Web Development
8 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) Analytics
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (21.43%) Coaching
9 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (21.43%) VB
9 3 (21.43%) FTP
9 3 (21.43%) VB6

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 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
1 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Developer
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (14.29%) HTML Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (7.14%) ASP Developer
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (35.71%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) Ajax
6 2 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (14.29%) Sass
6 2 (14.29%) XSLT
7 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
7 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) MapReduce
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 3 (21.43%) Coaching
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Content Management
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) SOLID
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) VB
5 3 (21.43%) VB6
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.14%) Apple