Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 131 84
Rank change year-on-year +57 -47 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.74% 0.86% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.36% 4.72% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £363 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.09% -8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £322 £219 £248
90th Percentile £419 £331 £387
North East median daily rate £373 £290 £300
% change year-on-year +28.45% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate £43.75 - £7.25

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 171 424 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.59% 18.19% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 298 200
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -8.54% +13.89%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £615 £500 £535
North East median daily rate £425 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.91% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.68% +60.00% -41.67%
10th Percentile £39.75 £26.30 £16.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £29.30 £18.75
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +60.71% +107.41% -55.00%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +62 11 £364 +27.63% 3
Sunderland - 5 £275 -
Visual Studio
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (50.00%) XML
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (43.75%) Skype
5 7 (43.75%) Office 365
5 7 (43.75%) OpenStack
5 7 (43.75%) Skype for Business
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (43.75%) Brightmail
5 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (43.75%) MCSE
5 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (43.75%) IronPort
5 7 (43.75%) Migration
5 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared

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 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) OpenStack
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (43.75%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Skype
2 5 (31.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) gulp
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Messaging Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Collaboration Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Lync Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
5 1 (6.25%) Angular 2
5 1 (6.25%) CAML
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) XSD
5 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) OOP
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCSE
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
1 7 (43.75%) Brightmail
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) IronPort
3 1 (6.25%) BEA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle