The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 92 46
Rank change year-on-year +49 -46  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.52% 1.92% 2.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 13.71% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 10
Median daily rate £500 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% +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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 66 197 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 17.10% 14.00% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 136 79
Median daily rate £370 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.04%  
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Tyne and Wear

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Tyne and Wear

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +56 2 £500 +55.64% 1
Visual Studio
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) VB6
4 3 (37.50%) FTP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Sass
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (25.00%) SOLID
5 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Sitecore
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (25.00%) HTML Developer
5 2 (25.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (25.00%) Sass
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (25.00%) SOLID
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) Apple