Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 26 September 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 44 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 46 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.55% 6.94% 0.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.23% 35.66% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 46 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £390 £442 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.66% -1.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £334 £363 £426
90th Percentile £438 £513 £504
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.58 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.28% +1.44% +2.56%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 65 129 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.75% 19.46% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 109 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £420 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +46.09% -23.33%
10th Percentile £254 £363 £250
90th Percentile £538 £556 £469
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +7.89%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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
County Antrim +2 3 £390 -11.66% 1
County Londonderry - 2 - - 1
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) API Design
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) C++

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) OOD
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) API Design
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle