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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.26% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 60.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
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 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 20 17 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 8.77% 14.17% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
County Antrim - 12 £420 - 3
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (73.68%) Finance
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) C++
3 13 (68.42%) Unit Testing
4 12 (63.16%) UML
5 8 (42.11%) C
6 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (31.58%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (26.32%) Low Latency
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) CSS
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) C#
9 3 (15.79%) XML
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
10 2 (10.53%) DOM
10 2 (10.53%) XSLT
10 2 (10.53%) HND
10 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
10 2 (10.53%) XHTML
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (5.26%) CppUnit
11 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
11 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) CppUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) C++ Developer
3 5 (26.32%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C/C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior C Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) DOM
3 2 (10.53%) XHTML
3 2 (10.53%) XSLT
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Handlebars
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Mustache
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Unit Testing
2 12 (63.16%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (26.32%) Low Latency
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) OOD
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) SOLID
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) C
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.26%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
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