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 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 19 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.52% 1.00% -
As % of the Development Applications category 33.75% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 0
Median daily rate £433 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.84% -  
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 80 9 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 22.28% 9.00% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 5 1
Median daily rate £433 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 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
County Antrim -18 27 £433 -8.84% 2
Visual Studio
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 36 (92.31%) C++
2 32 (82.05%) Finance
3 31 (79.49%) Unit Testing
4 29 (74.36%) SQL Server
5 26 (66.67%) Windows
6 20 (51.28%) Electronic Trading
6 20 (51.28%) Low Latency
7 19 (48.72%) UML
8 16 (41.03%) C
9 15 (38.46%) SQL
10 14 (35.90%) Linux
11 12 (30.77%) C#
12 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
13 9 (23.08%) .NET
13 9 (23.08%) XML
13 9 (23.08%) Front Office
14 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
14 7 (17.95%) JSON
14 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
14 7 (17.95%) Web Services
14 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
14 7 (17.95%) REST
15 6 (15.38%) CppUnit
15 6 (15.38%) Bitbucket
15 6 (15.38%) Protocol Buffers
15 6 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
15 6 (15.38%) SOA
15 6 (15.38%) JIRA
15 6 (15.38%) WCF
15 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis

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 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
1 1 (2.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (74.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Bitbucket
1 6 (15.38%) CppUnit
1 6 (15.38%) JIRA
1 6 (15.38%) NUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (82.05%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Front Office
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (87.18%) Developer
2 30 (76.92%) C++ Developer
3 11 (28.21%) C# Developer
4 10 (25.64%) C++/C# Developer
5 8 (20.51%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
6 7 (17.95%) Senior C++ Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (12.82%) Software Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Real Time Developer
9 2 (5.13%) VB.NET Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
1 9 (23.08%) XML
2 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
2 7 (17.95%) JSON
2 7 (17.95%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Remoting
3 6 (15.38%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (15.38%) WCF
4 5 (12.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (12.82%) STL
5 3 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (5.13%) DOM
6 2 (5.13%) XHTML
6 2 (5.13%) XSLT
7 1 (2.56%) Ajax
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Equities
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Unit Testing
2 20 (51.28%) Electronic Trading
2 20 (51.28%) Low Latency
3 19 (48.72%) UML
4 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (15.38%) SOA
7 5 (12.82%) Asynchronous Programming
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Process Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Refactoring
9 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.56%) OO
9 1 (2.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 36 (92.31%) C++
2 16 (41.03%) C
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) C#
5 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
6 6 (15.38%) C++/CLI
7 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.13%) R
8 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.56%) Java
9 1 (2.56%) VBA
9 1 (2.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Google
1 6 (15.38%) Perforce
2 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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