The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.55% 0.68% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 42.86% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Development Applications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 10.61% 0.68% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (37.50%) PVCS
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Toad
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (12.50%) WPF
7 1 (12.50%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (37.50%) PVCS
2 2 (25.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle