Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 35 27
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.50% 1.32% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.56% 16.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 2 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £363 £425 £325
90th Percentile £525 £425 £375
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 128 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.71% 8.28% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 9 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £410 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -3.70% +22.73%
10th Percentile £285 £225 £300
90th Percentile £543 £425 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 -11 34 £450 +5.88%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 30 (88.24%) C++
2 29 (85.29%) Finance
2 29 (85.29%) C#
2 29 (85.29%) Multithreading
3 28 (82.35%) Performance Improvement
3 28 (82.35%) Low Latency
3 28 (82.35%) TDD
4 24 (70.59%) Test Automation
4 24 (70.59%) Asynchronous Programming
4 24 (70.59%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (52.94%) Refactoring
5 18 (52.94%) Data Structures
6 14 (41.18%) Banking
7 9 (26.47%) Derivative
8 8 (23.53%) Front Office
9 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (17.65%) R
10 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) C
11 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
12 4 (11.76%) Linux
12 4 (11.76%) UML
12 4 (11.76%) Migration
13 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
13 2 (5.88%) SQL
13 2 (5.88%) Degree
13 2 (5.88%) Concurrent Programming
13 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.94%) CppUnit
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 29 (85.29%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 8 (23.53%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 29 (85.29%) C# Developer
3 24 (70.59%) C++ Developer
4 20 (58.82%) C++/C# Developer
5 19 (55.88%) Senior C# Developer
5 19 (55.88%) Senior Developer
6 15 (44.12%) Senior C++ Developer
7 5 (14.71%) Real Time Developer
8 4 (11.76%) C Developer
9 1 (2.94%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.94%) .NET Remoting
1 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (2.94%) JSON
1 1 (2.94%) Protocol Buffers
1 1 (2.94%) REST
1 1 (2.94%) STL
1 1 (2.94%) WCF
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Data Structures
2 9 (26.47%) Derivative
3 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Multithreading
2 28 (82.35%) Low Latency
2 28 (82.35%) Performance Improvement
2 28 (82.35%) TDD
3 24 (70.59%) Asynchronous Programming
3 24 (70.59%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (70.59%) Test Automation
4 18 (52.94%) Refactoring
5 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) Concurrent Programming
8 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.94%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (2.94%) Process Improvement
9 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) SOA
9 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) C++
2 29 (85.29%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) C
3 6 (17.65%) R
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C++/CLI
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Google
1 1 (2.94%) Perforce